These Eyes

These-Eyes is a live coding performance with an interactive component from the viewers.

A website is set up on Heroku to grab an image from thispersondoesnotexist periodically and scanned for eyes using OpenCV. These eyes are then constructed in a collage and presented on the top of the site and dynamically updated. Optionally, the public can submit their own eyes by interacting with the site and turning on their webcam.

During the live performance, this continually changing collection of eyes serves as our visual material to be manipulated in real time using the live coding environment Hydra . While I improvised in Hydra, Isaac Medina coded the algorithmic sounds using Tidalcycles .

This project was presented in the Cyber Salon for the Piksel Festival held in Bergen, Norway.