Oculus Birth

This is part 1 of a series of speculative virtual reality projects. Illustrations by David Tracy. Also appears in The New Inquiry.

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Figure 1: Conception.

 

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Figure 2: Two miniaturized GoPro cameras are affixed to the skull of the fetus.

 

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Figure 3: Gestation.

 

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Figure 4: “I’m really looking forward to this experience.”

 

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Figure 5: The live feed.

 

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Figure 6: The mother experiences the birth of her child from the child’s perspective.

 

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Figure 7: Crowning.

 

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Figure 8: “Happy Birthday.”

 

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Figure 9: The experience is concluded.

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