Art that changes to suit your mood

Posted on Monday, Aug 07 2006 @ 07:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists created an electronic artwork that changes to match the mood of the person who is looking at it.
Using images collected through a web cam, special software recognises eight key facial features that characterise the emotional state of the person viewing the artwork. It then adapts the colours and brush strokes of the digital artwork to suit the changing mood of the viewer.

For example, when the viewer is angry the colours are dark and appear to have been applied to the canvas with more violent brush strokes. If their expression changes to happy, the artwork adapts so that the colours are vibrant and more subtly applied.
More info at PhysOrg.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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