I’m interested in the idea of using cameras and live video with Processing, and so for my final project, I want to create some form of a “self-portrait generator”, where I’ll use concepts from generative art along with video. I’m not completely confident that I have enough knowledge in this premise, but I’ve found enough relevant examples online that I can refer to as a start.
For the interaction, I will either use a screen where the user can re-assemble the portrayed image by touching the screen, or by using a regular screen, an infrared sensor and allowing the user to manipulate the self-portrait using hand gestures. I will have to think more about the affordances and clarity of interaction for each approach, perhaps through user testing.
For this project, I’ll need:
-one, or perhaps two cameras.
-a touch screen OR a regular screen
-(possibly) an infrared sensor
As for visuals, I’m interested in imitating a style of art (ex: pointillism, cubism, post-impressionism, suprematism) using Processing, and merging that with video to create an interactive self-portrait where the user can then intervene in their own way. For example, if I were to use a piece by Malevich as inspiration, the camera footage would interact in a certain way with the shapes, and the user would be able to rearrange and reassemble them.