Here’s Looking at You Webcam

After having studied abroad and living far away from my Texas based family most of the year, skyping has become as crucial as a cellphone or computer for me. Webcams sadly, have their downfalls. Chatting with my boyfriend is hard enough knowing I run the risk of him getting distracted by Terminator 3 on TV or his needy dog but, when he does look up, hes always looking down. German designer Aram Bartholl is officially my hero after creating a neat DIY contraption that makes you look straight at the person you’re talking with online instead of down at a corner. If you have some cardboard, mirrors and glass you can take advantage of this low tech solution. His flickr account has step by step instructions and he’s named his baby “Here is looking at you, Kid”. Aram Bartholl