I built the software system for this interactive artwork created by artist Ronan Devlin. It captures audience form and feelings with a camera and AI emotion detection technology. These are translated into vibrant, colourful shapes projected in realtime. The result is an emotional feedback loop between artwork and audience. A generative music system creates a slowly evolving soundtrack. The work has been shown in a standard projection format at the Light Up The North festival and on a projection-mapped water screen for Winter Lights Canary Wharf.

Affectiva emotion-detection AI, openFrameworks/C++, Ableton Live, Max/MSP, AppleScript, webcam