Starwars Day Photoboot

Star Wars Day is annual event of Star Wars fanboy. Here we have a booth that make use of augmented reality and face detection algorithm. The installation was simply built using Openframeworks utilizing an HD webcam to capture the face in front of the screen. I used OpenCV and haar cascade library to track user's head on the screen. It covers up detected faces with the head of star wars characters, pretty much like snapchat or instagram filters nowadays.


Fig 1. A kid strike a pose in the AR booth (Source: Personal Documentation)


Fig 2. A couple choose Darth Vader and Boba Fett face mask for their booth session (Source: Personal Documentation)

The event was awesome and it was full of a Star Wars’ die hard fans. Well, it was really a great day where many kids were playing on the booth :)

Elian is an interaction designer and creative technologist based on Bandung, Indonesia. He loves to explore the structures and systems of human interactions and the potential for technology to mediate, manipulate, and evolve these interactions. His Netflix list filled with cyberpunk or post apocalyptic series, and really annoyed with ants that died and trapped inside his LCD monitor.