Alice Through the Inter-face Electronic Mirrors as Human-Computer-Interface

  • Daniel Michelis
  • Florian Resatsch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4397)


This article describes the multi-media installation Magical Mirrors with which the tradition of the mirror, as an interface between real and virtual worlds is carried over into the world of digital mediums. Long before the development of the computer, mirrors were used as a medium for visual simulation and with them virtual worlds have already been simulated for hundreds of years. The ability to capture the real world and reflect it back in a true to life or even distorted way was for a long time the sole privilege of the mirror. Today this ability is emulated via digital media technologies, such as the installation Magical Mirrors.


Virtual World Media Form Digital Medium Visual Illusion Colour Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Michelis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Florian Resatsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Media and Communications Management, University of St. Gallen 
  2. 2.Institute of Electronic Business, University of the Art Berlin 

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