^HOMEPAGE
 
Faceless - 2008
 
faceless

A real time video tracking installation that pixelizes on audience face.

Description

This installation is a mirror that an input is a live video from a camera and the output is a monitor screen or projection. When audience stand in front of the camera, the screen shows the audience but their face is pixelized(mosaicked). The mosaic spot moves simultaneously when the audience moves. This is the piece of artwork that regarding to losing identity of modern people.

Keywords

Interactive media, Face detection, OpenCV

Personal Statement

I sometimes feel uncomfortable when I see a mirror. I feel the same in front of an interactive artwork which shows audience image in realtime. I can say I prefer a faked, blurred, and hidden identity.

User Scenario

When audience stand in front of the camera, the screen shows the audience but their face is pixelized(mosaicked). The mosaic spot moves simultaneously when the audience moves.

Implementation

Digital video camera, OpenCV graphic library, C programming language