Launched at Techfestival in Copenhagen earlier this month, the Meet Yourself interaction enabled users to stand face to face with a lifesize 3-dimensional avatar of themselves.
The idea was to challenge self-perception and present the feeling of stepping outside of yourself, Jarlgaard explains. “This is something that I believe is highly relevant, not just in a fashion context but in general, as we live in a visual culture with a high degree of exposure to perfection. Seeing yourself from a new perspective is thought provoking from a psychological and emotional perspective and challenges your usual settings.”
Her big focus is on highlighting mental health, especially in an age of ever-increasing technology: “Our minds are so incredible and important, yet fragile in certain environments. We can be stuck in a negative idea of ourselves. With Meet Yourself I want you to step out of yourself and to give you the opportunity to meet yourself and to see yourself as others see you. I think this is both necessary and healthy. We as humans will change so much in the coming years with technological, scientific and AI developments. I believe that us feeling good about ourselves is a crucial place to start.”
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