Participatory Generative Art

Aria Hill
MArch II 2024
Sheng Qian
MArch II 2023
Gabriel Soomar
MDes Publics/MArch II 2024
1 User's face captured and abstracted by algorithm

▀S▐E▌L▞F▚I▝E is an interactive installation that explores notions of participatory design, creative coding, and generative art.

The piece encourages spectators to become participants; portraits of the users are captured by the device’s webcam, discretizing the user’s image into ASCII block characters, while mouse functions afford opportunities to abstract the image further.

Project video
2 Process image; early iteration
3 Symbols for legacy computing
4 Process image; design development
5 Image from final output of code