Installing OpenCV: The Saga

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I’ve started setting up OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi (RPI) for my degree show work! It’s not simple, but is the premiere open source computer vision package out there. I want it to be on a RPI because the smaller the computer, the better. Because it’s quite complex and information is disparate I thought I would write up my experience. It’s not a tutorial as such, but will hopefully help people know what is involved.

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The Tate Exchange is over!

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The Tate Exchange is finally over!

Rosie and I manage to solve all of our communication issues and the project worked perfectly in the end! You can find out more here:

Aether at the Tate Exchange 4/4

Here are some videos of it in action:

Cred Roy and I also showed of the next evolution of our face detecting eye. We thought it was much improved in a more domestic setting, and with a textual response to people:

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Art + CV

I’m working on a new collaborative work with Cred Roy. This is an installation that looks back at people! A video will be shown which changes the longer you look at it for. If I get time I also want to include motors which spin fast the longer you look (not to control anything, just for the whirring noise they make). Below you can see an initial test. It’s a bit hard to see because of the screen contrast but the video gets more red the longer the camera recognises my face, and when I remove my face from its view it goes back to normal.