One of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s most popular and bustling halls, the Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall has had a recent make-over. To the delight of gear heads and engineers, the hall features interactive exhibits offering a highly engaging experience for all ages to explore with the worlds of engineering and innovation. From a new engineering challenge lab, robotics centers, a facial recognition app, to wind tubes and a crank-able mechanical sculpture, the bilingual hall showcases science behind the tech.
The Perot Museum asked us to create an exhibit to help them to tell the story of facial recognition technology in a fun and non-threatening way. As a result, we decided to create an exhibit that invites participants to view an altered version of themselves on a large projection screen. On one side of the screen, there is also an accompanying touchscreen that provides the ability for visitors to customize a digital avatar with various features. Once a customized avatar has been completed, its features will be superimposed on all of the participants’ faces as they’re tracked in front of the screen.