Shen-Chi Chen, Chih-Chuan Lai, He-Lin Luo, Chih-Wei Lin
2×4 meter interactive wall consists of 4×11 arrays of small screens presenting the continuous metamorphosis of “portraits”. When a participant is attracted by the brilliant variation of the portraits and sits on the chair with pressure sensor, his or her face will be captured into system and activate a series of interactive activities driven by human attention. The portrait being viewed will transform into the participant’s portrait captured earlier by the system to engage the participant into the work. There have been empirical evidences that the multimedia is effective to generate profound user experience in learning. The Diamond Sutra, one of the most classic Buddhist sutra, has been highly regarded as “Perfection of Wisdom” in many Asian countries. However, most people don’t understand the spiritual messages delivered from the Diamond Sutra because its structure is complicate and the literary language used in old China is too arduous to comprehend. Therefore, this work functions not only as a fascinating digital art exhibition but also generates a playful learning experience to plant seeds of inspiration in participants’ minds and enlighten them with the teaching of Diamond Sutra as they play. To fulfill the work, we integrate image processing, head pose estimation, pressure detection, human attention estimation, etc. to get more fun interactive experience. Since interaction driven by human attention is the most intuitive approach, participants can easily engage in the interactive art while enjoying a playful learning opportunity.
Smile …… and others will return with smile.
We all know this, but often forgot, especially when we are frustrated or angry. This interactive installation displays a 2D array of animated portraits waiting for your smiles. After detecting your smile, the interactive wall will begin to project your smile to the one you pay attention to, which will then invoke the attention and smiles of all the other people on the display wall. There is really nobody outside of you. Everything you experience is created by your inner heart. As you see the Buddha within you, you will see the Buddha within all – it is the joy of compassion.
To implement the natural interaction between the audience and the display wall, we have integrated several state‐of the‐art image processing and analysis techniques in this interactive artwork, including face detection, smile detection, image morphing, and attention estimation.
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