A glimpse into another world, made possible through real-time head tracking
Timespan: December 2020
A friend and I decided it'd be fun to do a real-time video art project that we could display on the lab's huge TV. The end result is a reactive screen showing a triple-torus floating in the aether, which turns as your head turns, and moves as your head moves.
We used Mediapipe's facemesh to get the head angles and position of a person walking by, then combined it with a great Three.js 3D demo by David Lenaerts to make the torus turn according to your head geometry.
I had done this before in Python [Summer 2020] but I like it much more in the web. It's so portable!