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This project was for an Art student at the University of West England.
It is an interactive installation in which people walk in front a projection screen. Their photo is taken and they can then break/crumble this picture and reveal the photo of the previous person which in its turn can be crumbled to reveal the person before and so on, creating a new face made up of all the previous faces.
A webcam and face tracking program allow the framing and taking of the photo and a Kinect sensor enables the tracking of the hands.
The video opposite shows an early stage of the system before further refinement and optimisation.
End of April, I was approach by artist and lighting designer Rod Maclachlan to design for him a little machine that would allow two projection slides to cross-fade focuses, following a rhythm similar to breathing.
With an Arduino prototyping board, a few servomotors and a bit of foam-board I made the prototype here opposite.
It moves up and down following a sine curve that simulates the breathing rhythm and a few potentiometers allow the user to set the amplitude and speed of movement as well as adjusting the focus of the images.