“Floating Eye” is an installation by Professor Hiroo Iwata, who’s involved in virtual reality research at Tsukuba University. Floating Eye consists of a wearable dome screen and a special camera attached to a small airship. Participants are presented with only a wide-angle image taken from the air. They can’t see the world around them directly. Because the camera looks down from above, participants can see themselves on the ground from the air. The airship can be moved by pulling the string. Even a slight breeze moves the airship, so you can sense tiny air currents. If you take this device outside, you can walk around while looking at yourself and the surrounding scenery, giving you a kind of “out of body” experience. With this installation, Professor Iwata has succeeded in separating vision from the body. Floating Eye is attracting attention because it offers new possibilities for self-awareness and interaction between people and the surroundings.