The Big Head Halloween Project
> The Big Head project is one of these experiments. ItÄôs a large, head-mount box with a 24Ä_ LCD on the front showing a live video view of the wearerÄôs face. Of course, the face is flat, slightly miscolored, unmistakeably a video and much larger than usual.
> The wearerÄôs face is captured with a video camera looking through a half-silvered mirror. ThereÄôs a second camera, which captures a view from the front of the box, near the eyes of the on-screen face. The outside view is shown on an internal LCD, which reflects on the half-silvered mirror; this way the wearer can look directly at the LCD and the camera at the same time. (This is essentially a tele-prompter, like Errorl MorrisÄô Interrotron).
It weighs around 40lb and supported by the hips.