‘Eye Catcher’, A Picture Frame That Tracks the Viewer by Moving Around on a Wall As If by Magic

Eye Catcher Interactive Installation

In the interactive installation Eye Catcher, a picture frame tracks the viewer by moving around on a wall as if by magic. Within the frame, eyes of black ferrofluid follow the viewer’s face, and mirror the person’s facial expressions. The effect is achieved through powerful magnets, which tether the frame to an industrial robot behind the wall (magnets control the eyes as well.) Computer vision tracks the viewer’s movements and facial expressions. The installation was created by Lin Zhang, Ran Xie, and fellow researchers of the Interactive Architecture Lab at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

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