Face to Face

Goal: Interactive installation addressing social interdependence
Class: Interactive Origami, National Institute of Design
Duration: 3 Weeks
Team Size: Three
Role: Research, Ideation, Prototyping
Tools: Arduino, OpenCV

I attended Modulo Kirigami course at NID during February 2013. Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes paper cutting, rather than solely using the paper folds as in the case with origami. Exploring the theme of Active Aging, an interactive art installation was made showing the interdependence of senior citizens and the society. The objective of the installation was to turn a static slice form into a dynamic sculpture that orients itself in the direction of the viewer in front of it.

The installation was made using an Arduino, a servo motor and face tracking done with OpenCV in Processing.