Using processing and an OpenCV library, I created a fun way to bring people together and navigate through playlists. The playlist will change depending on the number of people identified in the camera. One person identified will scroll through a solo playlist. Two people identified will scroll through a duet playlist. Three people identified will scroll through a group and band playlist. For a fun performance, skip to 1:38.
Freedom - A Series
Freedom Light Box A lightbox dedicated to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The translucent Arabic calligraphy spells out freedom.
This light box was designed in a manner to allow for the candle shaped lights to transcend beyond their acrylic casing. The lights paying homage to all the lives lost and affected by acts of terrorism, man-caused actions that have destroyed the lives of millions.
The Syrian refugee crisis is one like no other. I cannot even begin to fathom what the hundreds and thousands of people have gone through in order to seek asylum for themselves and their families. Since 2012, Syrians have been fleeing their homelands and seeking freedom from the terrorist activity and horrors that they have been bombarded with on a daily basis. Traveling to find safety in neighboring and far-off countries, on land and on shore. Many survived the journey and were granted access. Whilst hundreds and thousands of others could not handle the dangerous circumstances of such a migration and many countries denied their entry.
The gruesome images of families and children, wrapped in orange jackets, floating on the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. The unsettling stories of families being destroyed and witnessing their loved ones having their lives stolen right in front of their eyes. Children left wondering what their futures look like beyond their new label, a refugee. If human-created acts of terrorism have stripped away security, education, safety, family, opportunity, and freedom from millions, then humans have the ability and moral responsibility of restoring all of these things to those who have lost them.
Box with a Pulse
Just a Party
"Just a Party" explores the juxtaposition between a successful party through the eyes of a child and the eyes of a young adult. By exchanging party decorations and props from such events, this short film highlights the drastic ways in which the idea of an amusing party has changed over time.