An empathic object intended to convey the visual capabilities of arachnids. Eight lenses of three different diameters compose the mimetic eye structure of a spider. Each lens is a piece of cut and polished acrylic rod. The housing element is constructed from a sheet of HDPE, bent to angle the lenses inwards. A nose/face mount was added to create an ideal viewing angle- such that all lenses can be seen through by moving one's eyes. Lastly, a sheet of EVA foam was added to the interior to block light.
The piece holds no real functional value, but serves as a unique artifact for interaction. It is difficult to use, as the layout and number of lenses can cause headaches with prolonged use.
Further development on a similar product used for cameras and film would be an interesting continuation of the concept.