The Blind Self Portrait Machine

Juxtapoz // Saturday, 09 Jun 2012
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This is pretty cool, and to be honest, quite helpful.  Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets teamed up to create the “Blind Self Portrait Machine”, a machine that will assist you in creating your very own self-portrait. Maybe some of you don't want this, but we are quite sure this is the answer to all holiday cards from now on. (via)

Noted on the video:

While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw. Here we're testing an early version that moves about a half or third the speed of the more recent versions. "Blind Self Portrait" is a collaboration between Matt Mets and Kyle McDonald, installed for the first time at the NYC Resistor interactive show interactiveshow2012.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount

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