Human face became one of the most often used objects being in the constant recognition and even tracking mode by computers today. Tracking face means detection and possibly recognition, over time. Machine, when tracking face recognises that it’s a face and follows its movement interpreting it on the way of emotions recognition. Why not to reverse the roles? If machines can control our faces, let’s control the machine by your face! Using the visual programming language for creating multimedia works – Pure Data (Pd) participants of the workshop held by Photon Foundation from Poland will get familiar with the graphical programming with a result of controlling video playback literally with movement of the face.

Participants should bring their computer (Linux, MacOS or Windows) with a built in camera (webcam) or external and the softwares installed for the specific operation system:

For Windows OS:

For Mac OS X 10.9+

Workshop Trainers:
Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng are internationally renowned Polish-Hungarian duo of digital artists known as Elektro Moon Vision, working at the intersection of creative computing and light-art, creating interactive multimedia installations, stage projections design, 3D video mappings and scenography projections for theatre, shows and concerts. Their works were presented at significant international digital media art exhibitions and events around the world.

Free Entry
*Discussion in English

Workshop organised during BEAST – International Film Festival as part of Visegrad Film Hub (V4 Academy).

Project co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.