Saturday, September 12, 2009

Self-Perception is an Illusion

It is the process of examining the self that frees us from it.

I made this video in Max/Jitter. It's a recording of the video of an interactive installation, "Gaze," a program plus a projection.

Using video tracking, "Gaze" explores new possibilities of the gaze through digital technology, suspending the subject/object dichotomy as the work looks at you. The effect is a juxtaposition of intimacy and surveillance.

I continue to be fascinated by the aesthetic and social possibilities and implications of digital technology which I explore through interactivity programming, digital video, and physical computing.

"Gaze" is achieved with a combination of computer-vision face-tracking, video positioning, loop-points, and chromakey.

I'll be showing it tonight at LoveTech at Il Pirata and at the ATA Film & Video Festival in October.

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