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Interactive Installation, Expression Mirror

This is a Interactive installation. It was designed by Zachary Lieberman. Its medium is computer, camera, monitor, electronic components, and software (openframeworks (c++), python, keras). It is a part of the department.

In the future, people will control computers with their faces, eyes, and even their minds. Expression Mirror, created by Zachary Lieberman, invites you to use your face to interact with the computer, camera, and screen. Custom software seeks matches with the facial expressions of other visions, combining faces to generate unique social portraits. Dynamic white lines create an abstract, graphic interpretation of emotional states.

Lieberman is one of the makers of openFrameworks—a tool for creative coding—and he is a founder of the School of Poetic Computation in New York City. EyeWriter, an eye-tracking interface designed for people with paralysis, won Design of the Year (Interactive) 2010 from the London Design Museum.

It is credited Courtesy of Zachary Lieberman.

  • Poster (USA)
  • offset lithograph on cream paper.
  • Gift of Marion S. Rand.
  • 2002-11-24

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Face Values: Exploring Artificial Intelligence.

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