The following project invites the viewer to interact with it's own projection (shadow). The latter is shown in the form of glyphs and mirrored in order to somewhat disorient the viewer. The inspiration for the project comes from numerous attempts to properly cut my hair while looking in the mirror. The confusion between left and right, back and front never made it a successful cut. Another inspiration is my recent discovery of my project in collaboration with Nozomu Ito for Introduction to Responsive arts class. The idea of body shadow movement is expanded and abstracted here rather than prefabricated and randomized as in the project from years ago. On the technical side, Kinect and OpenNI library for processing was used to track viewer's motion. His skeleton figure was then transcribed on the screen in the form of glyphs. The latter were of random size and position which created a more abstract and fluid way to show glyph shadow.
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