LociMirror

(2015) Technology/ Creative Coding

LociMirror is a low-fi prototype of a digital mirror that can be used as a memory aid. It proposes the face as a canvas for mnemonic techniques, in particular the method of loci, in which specific locations are coupled to things to remember, as written about by Joshua Foer in Moonwalking with Einstein: The art and science of remembering everything (Penguin, 2011). In LociMirror, remembrance is increased by 1) the process of writing, 2) attaching the writings to five points on the face (left eye, right eye, nose, mouth and chin) and 3) distinct colors given to the locations. The code was written in OpenFrameworks, using the ofxFaceTracker library of Kyle McDonald for its face tracking functionality.

In collaboration with Donna Schipper.