Video Game Brain

If you’ve ever lived with Ashlinn and I, you’ll know that one thing that can stop either of us in our tracks is video game brain. You’re present, but you usually interact with strange one-liners that don’t actually make sense. It’s odd, but neither of us really mind when it happens, probably because we are both very aware of it’s existence and the feelings you have when you’ve got it.
This brings me to Robbie Cooper, a photographer whose projects often involve both real and virtual subjects. His most recent project is titled Immersion and can be seen on his website, robbiecooper.org. Using methods pioneered by Errol Morris, he captures facial expressions, body language and vocal speech of subjects as they play video games. It’s simple, but hard to pull yourself away once you start watching.

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