Camouflage – a dystopic self portrait created from point cloud data

Surreal, Science, Fiction, Dystopia, Monotonicity, Multiplicity, Trigonometry, Machines, Authority, Trap, Illusion and Camouflage were all the words I had in mind before making this portrait. This is an abstract self-portrait about the same.

How it works?

Given any scene the background color is a cosine function of the pixel data of my photo feed in the x-direction while it follows the tangent curve in the y-direction. The blinking and other effects therefore follow when the tangent function approaches infinity(NaN). There is no post-processing involved in the video except cutting and arranging scenes in Premiere Pro.

Written in C++ using OpenFrameworks and Kinect. Sounds from freesound.org.