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the gravel selfie installation

the mobile selfie that turns into gravel

pangenerator, an art collective in warsaw, have created a cool and interactive installation that turns people’s selfies into gravel representations. the work was commissioned by the national ethnographic museum in warsaw, and it focuses on selfie culture and its impermanent nature. 

the idea is that unsupported file formats in apps like snapchat means that we lose our digital presence. the work stresses the importance of portraying oneself in a physical manner (like the gravel selfie), encouraging people to take a selfie and send it via a mobile web page. 

using face detection and computer mapping, the digital file is projected with gravel onto the screen. the gravel eventually drops to the bottom of the work and disappears.

photo credit: dezeen & rabbit society

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