Digital Eyes and Non Human Photography
This was a really interesting session with Paul, obviously I have seen the bonobo's supposed self portrait, drone footage and Google's AI images, but I had not really considered the idea of digital eyes or non-human photography and I really should have. As an illustrator and hopeful animator I tell stories through non human eyes. As a gamer I play stories that are told through non human eyes.
Video game and animations have been using this technique forever. We rarely see stories told form the first person perspective, the camera position is either looking over the character's shoulder or free to move around in the virtual space around the character.
All of these drawings are viewed from a non-human perspective, all of the perspectives are from that of an imaginary camera, peeking into the lives and worlds of the characters who are oblivious it is existence.