Use your face as interface

Workshops (Adults)
  • Fri 20.May @ 17:00 - 20:00
Workshops Room | Main Venue

Human face became one of the most often used objects being in the constant recognition and even tracking mode by the computers today. Tracking face means detection and possibly recognition, over time.

Machine, when tracking face recognizes that it’s a face and follows its movement interpreting it on the way of emotions recognition. Why not to reverse the roles? If machines can control our faces, let’s control the machine by your face!

Using the visual programming language for creating multimedia works – Pure Data (Pd) you will get familiar with the graphical programming with a result of controlling video playback literally with movement of you face.

Participants should bring their computer (Linux, MacOS or Windows) with a camera built in or external and the softwares installed for the specific operation system.

Duration: 3 hours | Number of participants: 10 people

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Photo credits: Arthur Bauer (Artem Bur)

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Popesz Csaba Láng (PL)

Popesz Csaba Láng is one of the founding members of Elektro Moon Vision – a Polish-Hungarian duet of visual artists back since 2004. They design unique visual live-acts, wide-format projections, mappings, av performances, interactive video-installations and projections for theatre shows. In their works own patches, mathematic algorithms and technological solutions are often used. The duet is regularly invited to participate in international events presenting new media art.

Their installations were exposed at the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Akarenga Soko Gallery in Yokohama, Japan and the 14. Media Art Biennale WRO 2011 in Wroclaw. Their experimental ‘NZ/X’ was awarded in the frames of the Chopin Year competition by Warsaw Electronic Festival and ‘Zachęta’ Nationally Gallery of Art in Poland and ArtMuse in Bocholt, Germany. They were granted with Artist-in-Residence program of MuseumQuartier in Vienna completed with an exhibition at Electric Avenue (MQ). Cooperation with: Fine Art Academy in Krakow, Institute of Technology on Blekinge HighSchool in Karlskrona/Sweden, Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, Teatr Stary in Krakow, Krakow Opera and more.


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Athens Digital Arts Festival is an International Festival which celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences. Athens Digital Arts Festival encourages, stimulates and promotes all aspects of digital creativity by hosting local as well as international artists and communities.


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