Introduction

Hello!

Welcome to the Face Control Digital Toolkit!

This is the digital manifestation of The Face Control Kit; the toolkit to creating your own face controlled projects. We want to provide you with the means to create expresive new interactions with the world around you.

The kit will provide you with the tools for building your own face controlled objects & how to incorporate them with the internet of things and even implement them in the web browser.

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THE FACE CONTROL DIGITAL TOOLKIT IS THE STARTING POINT FOR CREATING FACE CONTROLLED OBJECTS.

We want to provide the tools to allow you to create expressive new interactions with the world around you.

Manifesto

“It is important now more than ever to be inventive with interaction.”

In the rapidly developing digital world that we live in design is constantly changing and evolving. You interact with hundreds of digitally designed interfaces every day and often use the same outdated interactions to do so.

The Face Control Digital Toolkit aims to provide a means for creating new interactions through the use of facial recognition and landmarking software that is open source and publicly available.

What are face controlled objects?

The simple answer is anything that can be controlled with your face. The most immediate examples are social media filters that use facial tracking to create simple media effects. However, we believe that there is potential beyond just visual gimmicks. We want to help empower people to create a world of new interaction - to allow people to control their surrounds with their faces.

But... why?

Developing new and facially controlled interactions is not only important to make the world more fun - but to push the boundaries of what interactive objects are. Questioning why we interact with objects in the way we do. Questioning what this says about us as people. And questioning where the world of interaction, objects and design will go next.