We Have been Short listed for the Big Chip – Little Chip Student Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce our Motion projection Butterfly project has been shortlisted for the Big Chip awards 2015 for the Little Chip Student Award. We would like to thank Paul Bason, Director of Digital Innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University, who submitted us for the award and Dr Anne Shaw, Director of Studies for Design at Manchester metropolitan University and the MIRIAD Design Research Centre Leader, who lead the digital futures option.

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Digital Futures Motion projection Butterflies



Digital Futures Motion projection Butterflies

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Throughout history, different cultures and societies have worn masks for a variety of functions and purposes. Our true identity is often hidden beneath the mask we wear, as they provide a position of safety as we hide our anxieties behind masks of power and security. This project by Chris Chippindale, Richard Evans and Katrina McLaughlin explores the virtual world as we wear layers of masks in our daily lives through social media and the internet, such that if one is removed, the true self is not found beneath, but just another mask. Using motion tracking and projection mapping technology, we have developed a virtual mask that will project an animation onto the face disguising the person beneath the moving image allowing them to transform and express themselves beyond human emotions. 

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