This.Mirror is a digitally augmented installation that attempts to spark conversation between strangers. This virtual mirror appends thought bubbles on top of the user based on what it sees ( is user smiling, wearing glasses etc.). It essentially acts like a virtual icebreaker among strangers/friends.
How can we make a group of people laugh and interact with each other without them saying a single word? This project explores ways in which computers can augment conversations using a digital mirror and Kinect.
Convohack at Babycastles, NYC May 2015
NYC Media Lab Summit 2015
United Nations UNDP We The People’s Tech Tent 2015
Microsoft Hub, Times Square 2015
ITP - NYU Spring Show 2015
Project duration: 5 weeks
Collaborators: David Cihelna, Craig Pickard, Manxue Wang.
Tools: Kinect/openFrameworks, Processing, OpenCV