Milanese studio dotdotdot was commissioned by Carlo Ratti association to produce an interactive installation for the Venchi pavillion at FICO, the brand new Eataly’s food park in Bologna. Toby K provided interaction design and software development for this state of the art interactive experience.
The experience is
– The participant is issued with three chocolates, they head to a capture station where they eat the chocolates in front of a camera.
– The capture station automatically tracks the participants face and uses object tracking to understand which chocolate they are eating (out of aproximately 14 different chocolates).
– The station uses facial pose recognition to mark emotional moments in the course of eating a chocolate (eg pleasure, disgust).
– When the participant has finished their face and emotional data is projected on a nearby wall along with the faces of previous participants.
Carlo Ratti Association also designed and built a giant wall of chocolate!