Vanessa Kim&Chaeyun Lee – project -08- portrait

For Project 8, we produced a project that creates a computational portrait that has been pixelated by pointillism. Unlike other projects, we embedded an image that shows our side profiles. We tried to illustrate the language barrier through the white interactive mouseX function and the combination of Korean and English characters scattered in the centre of the canvas. The two figures facing each other are speaking different languages to each other and we tried to to convey the theme of cultural difference through this image.

When starting the project, we first started off with trying to capture an image that shows both of our faces then brainstormed ideas on how to convey bilingualism and language/culture issues. Then, we referenced pointillism codes to abstract the photograph we took and made it interactive in a restricted rectangle where the characters have been scattered.

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 오후 11.02.18


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