March 14th, 2014

me: abby

Friday's Unscientific Poll

This week's poll is brought to you by my recent experience shooting a video for the upcoming exhibit about the Rosetta spacecraft that will be at the Royal Society in July. I watched the final cut last night, and I noticed that I found it easier than the previous rough cuts, mostly because all except two of my sections had been converted into voiceovers.

As regular journal readers will know, I don't have a problem with viewing still images of myself (because I can select the better ones). And I now know I don't have a problem hearing audio-only recordings of myself. But as soon as my image is moving, I find the experience of viewing it excruciating and cringe-worthy and I must blot it from my memory with gin as quickly as possible.

Thus, today I'm wondering if other people have similar reactions to viewing/hearing recorded versions of themselves.

Poll #1960544 Recorded versions of earlier selves

I can cope with

Hearing audio-only recordings of myself
6(23.1%)
Viewing video-only recordings of myself
5(19.2%)
Viewing still images of myself
9(34.6%)
Hearing and viewing audiovisual recordings of myself
6(23.1%)

I do not like

Hearing audio-only recordings of myself
10(27.0%)
Viewing video-only recordings of myself
9(24.3%)
Viewing still images of myself
6(16.2%)
Hearing and viewing audiovisual recordings of myself
12(32.4%)