Big Brothers Are Watching You

Created in Aug.2014, revised in Aug.2017

Big Brothers Are Watching You started as a feasibility test on controlling multiple Windows thru Processing and Java’s Abstract Window Toolkit API. Flocking behavior was later integrated, adding a life-like texture to the Windows GUIs. All Big Brothers appear as cute Windowed creatures with innocent cartoonish eyes, but continue to stare at your cursor, seemingly tracking your cyber behavior for some unknown purposes.

In 2017, it is further developed and customized into multiple versions for the exhibition Exploring at Art Center Nabi in Seoul, Korea, including one directly tracking the physical presence of the audience at ACN. The entire installation is programmed using Processing and OpenCV.

针对中国用户,若Vimeo 视频无法显示,可以观看下方MANA版本


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  2. Dashay

    Would you share the code ?
    I am doing a basic research on the big screen of public space and The experiment needs a demo like this.

    If you can share this code, I will be very grateful.

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