Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura MIRAGE project

This project was awarded to Dr Rob McIntosh at the University of Edinburgh and was funded by the British Psychological Society.

For this project, we designed and installed a completely new-look MIRAGE system at the Camera Obscura World of Illusions visitor attraction in Edinburgh. While the system could be used for experimental research, the purpose of this project is to demonstrate and explain how flexible the ‘body in the brain’ can be. To assist with this, students from the University of Edinburgh run interactive and informative sessions for a couple of hours a few days a week. For the rest of the time, they system runs through a range of automatically-generated, fun, body morphing illusions.

Bringing multisensory illusions to the public. A Public Engagement Grant funded by the British Psychological Society.


Edinburgh Fringe

As part of the collaboration process for the Camera Obscura project, we also loaned out one of our portable systems to Dr Rob McIntosh for two shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Arts Festival called ‘Bizarre Bodies’.

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