Technical Description: By projecting images from inside the buildings, the body of passersby will be used as a surface for video projections. Using live projection mapping, infrared cameras and a custom-made app that tracks faces and motion, the faces of two strangers (the volunteer and the audience member)  are combined in real-time, creating a third image that is reflected back to the viewer (or passerby) through the two way mirrored windows of the building Up to three video projectors, computers and IR cameras inside a storefront or the lobby of a building are aimed at the streets during night time, covering a projection area of 20 ft long. A computer running a computer-vision app and Infrared cameras analyze the body motions and facial features of the audience outside and uses the data to overlap projected images directly onto their faces and torso. Audiences can activate the interaction by adjusting their body and position in the space, as well as creating collective gestures, performing or interacting with the image of the person recorded in video. The projected images are only visible when they overlap on top of the bodies in the space and then get reflected in the windows.

Mirrored City

Abstract:

Today, the fa├žades of most corporate and public buildings mirror the city via reflective windows, in order to conceal and protect the inside of work spaces from the gaze…