Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 12.22.55 PM

Chicago Faces

Photo 2013-04-07 07.01.33 PM

“Chicago Faces” is a guerrilla art piece that photographs the faces of civilians using custom software. A street camera is embedded with a linux machine (Raspberry Pi) that is running a facial recognition algorithm. Once a distinguishably different face is discovered, it is photographed, and automatically uploaded to the twitter account, twitter.com/chicagofaces/media/grid for public view. The project, “Chicago Faces” is a tool for capturing portraits of my local community.

I currently am running one street camera, but I want to build more throughout the diverse neighborhoods of Chicago, maybe other cities.

Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 12.12.30 AM Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 12.22.55 PM

About these ads

2 thoughts on “Chicago Faces

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s