Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Life on the internet

Would you want to be filmed 24 hours a day, seven days a week?? In a media age of shows like The Truman Show and Big Brother, perhaps this is not so shocking? Well, a guy named Justin Kan has strapped a camera to the side of his head and invited the world to log on and share his entire life, 24/7:

Kan is the internet's newest star after launching Justin.tv, a website where viewers see what he sees and hear what he hears, even on a date. Only when he goes to the bathroom or bed does he take the camera off, but even then it is still discreetly monitoring every moment. The age of surveillance as entertainment appears to have reached its logical conclusion with 'lifecasting'...

...Kan's fame has resulted in requests for dates despite, or because, women know they will be on camera. 'I'm single, which makes the whole 24/7 thing much easier,' he said. The army of voyeurs on the site's chatrooms have inevitably debated whether Kan should have sex live on air. He has not ruled it out: 'We're still exploring what is legal, but any censorship that takes place won't come from my part. I'm willing to go all the way.'

When Kan goes to the bathroom, he points the camera at the ceiling, but the sound is transmitted. At night it is aimed at his bed to show him sleeping. Kan has removed his phone number from the site because it became so overloaded with calls, but he still responds to emails.

Read in full at - 'Share my life on the internet, 24 hours a day'

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