NYU ITP 4-in-4

You Are the Son Of Man

According to ITPedia, my Day 1 project was “something with CV.”  And that is what I did.  My first idea was to make a yawn tracker, so it was time to hit up the code.

Having never done anything with computer vision before, I didn’t know exactly where to start.  I figured I’d start with Jitter.  I downloaded the cv.jit library and started messing with face and blob detection.  Face detection was easy…trying to find an open mouth…not so much.

After much toiling, I decided to try something a little more ridiculous and fun. I decided I’d superimpose things on faces. In particular, I thought it would be fun and ridiculous to turn people into the famous man in the Magritte painting, “The Son Of Man.”

Deciding that Processing is more my speed, I started using the OpenCV library. This turned out to be much easier for me to handle.

Here’s some results:

Kind of ridiculous, mostly fun.

March 14th, 2010

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  • 1. Steven Lehrburger  |  March 14th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    omg this is awesome. i love magritte, i was the man in the painting for halloween, abd still have the bowler and some decorative apples on a shelf in my room.

    also, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr2vA88rHj0 is one of my favorite movie scenes ever. (CONTAINS SPOILERS!)

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