The Face of Information
The Face of Information is an interactive projection installation. Using a live camera feed, participants' faces are projected onto the canvas of a giant sculptural 3D face.
New American Public Art was commissioned to enlarge our prior creation, Your Big Face, for the EMC World 2015 conference as a part of the Information Generation Campaign. This was a special initiative to create awareness that by the year 2020, over 7 billion people will be connected to the internet, running 30 billion devices that will generate 44 zetabytes of information. This interactive project is a way to humanize this fact, and to highlight that we are all participants in this transformative period of our history. It is also just really fun.
Over 2,000 conference attendees participated, each receiving a photo of themselves under their face projection. Many participants tweeted these photos with the hashtag #redefineyourself.
This installation helped net a gold winner "2015 Event Technology Award" for Best Combination of Event Technologies.
The Face of Information is made of coroplast, aka plastic cardboard. This durable, waterproof material is also easily machinable. Cut using either a laser cutter or a CNC router, large panels are folded and fastened together.