07 July 2011

People Staring at Computers



People Staring at Computers is a project by Kyle McDonald consisting in a simple application he wrote which took one picture every minute. If it found a face, it uploaded the photo to Kyle's server. This app was installed around NY over three days, collecting more than a thousand photos. See more;

"Before sharing the photos online, I decided to exhibit them in the same places they were originally captured. So I wrote another app that could be remotely triggered after being installed on all the computers in one location. When the app starts up, it takes a picture and slowly fades in that photo. A moment later, it starts cycling through older photos.Most people instinctively quit the app less than 10 seconds after recognizing their own face, so the exhibition was relegated to the unused machines." - Kyle McDonald







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