The Apesnake Photobooth is an installation by Che-Wei Wang & David Penuela built using Kyle McDonald’s FaceOSC wrapper for openFrameworks. A webcam detects a single face, tracks it’s position, and calculates the width and height of it’s mouth. When the eyes and mouth match our desired expression (Manwolf face), the software triggers a Canon 1000D to take a photo. Photos are saved with a high resolution locally and automatically uploaded to Apesnake Manwolf’s Facebook Photos Page.
Building on the brain’s functions to use information from the past and present to predict the future, Darkball by Che-Wei Wang is an iPhone application and a tool to understand how the nervous system makes such predictions.