omnigaze

omnigaze

Ominigaze is the action in which people in different locations around the world join together to direct their looks towards the same point into the sky.

The ultimate number of people involved in the action would be the population of the world.

The location of the point of view of omnigaze is–as for now–arbitrary.

omnigaze from earth

Attendees can perform the action in any location, individually or in groups. Adjusting the direction of the gaze for each individual is achieved by using an omnigaze device.

The seventh omnigaze will take place on Sunday
23-7-2017 at 12:00hr GMT (Greenwich Time).

The available omnigaze devices are calibrated for several cities in Europe and Asia. In case you are performing the omnigaze from locations far from those available on the device, contact me and I will provide you with a calibration suitable for your location.

In order to get informed about further omnigaze action announcements, subscribe to the omnigaze mailing list.

Omnigaze action - omnigaze device 1 - Joubin ZargarbashiPerforming the omnigaze action using the omnigaze device 1

Omnigaze action instructions

(based on omnigaze device version 2)

– 10 minutes prior to the omnigaze time be at a position where you are exposed to the sun.

– Stand towards the sun.

– Hold the device with the tip of your right hand fingers in a way that the ‘Horizon’ line on the device is kept horizontal and the side of the device with the city locations is towards you.

– Rise the box to your eye level and while keeping the ‘Horizon’ side horizontal, rotate the box until the lower point of the sun notch lays on the city of your location (as can be seen in the following image).

– While keeping the box in this position, adjust your view direction using the view finder.
In your of view, the black triangle in the front of the box should just touch the hollow triangle at the back of the box. (as can be seen in the image).

– Now your view is correctly directed. The point you are looking for is standing behind the view finder in the sky.

– Continue to look at that point for at least one minute after the moment of omnigaze.

** Throughout this process, please use sun glasses and avoid looking directly into the sun. **

Omnigaze device v2


omnigaze device v2

Omnigaze device is used to adjust the looking direction of the participant.

Version 2 of the device is also made out of an A4 print. It can be cut-out, folded and glued to form a viewing box. Compared to version 1 of the device, version 2 is significantly simpler to build.

The view direction is adjusted based on the position of the sun.

The device is calibrated for the specific moment of the omnigaze and for locations visible on the device. If you intend to attend the omnigaze from a location further than a 100 killometers from the listed cities, contact me and I will provide you with a device calibrated for your location.

omnigaze v 2.3

Omnigaze action instructions

(based on omnigaze device version 1)

– 10 minutes prior to the omnigaze action time be at your position.

– Hold the device in your right hand from its handel.

– Extend your arm and keep the device horizontal.

– Now, while keeping the device horizontal, match the shadow of the triangle cut on the plus sign (as shown in the following picture).

– While keeping the device in the same position, look in the viewfinder.

– If the sun is hurting your eyes, use your left hand to shade your eyes.

– Now your view is correctly directed. Concentrate on the point in the sky you are looking at.

– Make sure you continue to look at that point until the moment of the omnigaze action is passed.

Omnigaze device

Omnigaze device ver. 1 – On the right the correct position of the shadow is visible. In the middle is the viewfinder through which one needs to guide her look.

Omnigaze device is used to adjust the looking direction of the participant.

Version 1 of the device is made out of paper. It can be cut out of an A4 page and folded and glued according the instructions.

The position of the device is adjusted based on the position of the sun.

The participant then can look through the viewfinder to direct his/her look.

You can download the PDF file of the device cut-out here:


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You need to print the page in 100% scale and follow the cutting and assembly instructions.
Although these instructions are provided on the page, here you are presented with a tutorial video in which the different steps for making the device are explained:

Future development

Other methods for unifying the direction of gazes of the attendees are to be studied and developed. This may include development of omnigaze devices that rely on celestial objects other than sun.

To be informed about further developments and get announcements about the future omnigaze actions leave your Email address here:

Previous omnigaze attempts

Sixth omnigaze was performed on 24-7-2015 at 12:00 GMT.

Fifth omnigaze was performed on 2-8-2015 at 12:00 GMT.

Fourth omnigaze was performed on 31-7-2014 at 14:30 GMT.
Third omnigaze was performed on 8-9-2013 at 14:30 GMT.

Second omnigaze was performed on 11-8-2013 at 17:00 GMT.