Portrait Machine

June 17th, 2009 by NearInteraction

Portrait Machine – Interactive Photography Installation (preview) from Theodore Watson on Vimeo.

Portrait Machine is an interactive photography installation that visualizes the connections between visitors. It makes these connections based on a number of features, such as clothing choice, hair color, facial expression, and composition within the frame. It presents both similarities and differences in these characteristics, remdining us of our connectedness and uniqueness, creating strong visual patterns and playful juxtapositions.

This is an initial preview of the project which will run until Septemeber 26th at CBK in Amsterdam, collecting thousands of portraits and connecting strangers together in interesting and unusual ways.