Art is often made to appeal to specific age groups - usually adults. Adapting Art to Viewers will explore the idea of using AI to recognize the viewer and adapt the art to their age or interests. The art work will thus encourage early art appreciation and be attractive to a wider audience.
This is the first post in a series and describes the project objectives and lays out a plan for achieving them.
Kit Supplied to Challengers
Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+
PiFace Digital 2: animatronics
Raspberry Pi Camera V2: detection of faces
Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display: art display
Motion Detection Sensor: detection of distance and movement
Motors, Lights, etc.: provide interest for young children
Python: detection, display, animatronics
OpenCV: detection of faces and possibly age
The resource list is expected to change as the project progresses. For example, face detection on the Raspberry Pi is computationally extensive and it may be necessary to dedicate one Raspberry Pi solely to AI and use another for the artistic display and actions. Additional sensors, software, and output devices may be added as the project advances.
Simplified Block Diagram
Ideas to Explore
Display lights, shapes, sounds and animatronics using PiFace for very young viewers
Display self made art of older children, or favorite art / comics they choose themselves
Favorite art or photographs for adults
Music and sound
User input to change the display or sound
Detection and beckoning of the viewer closer
Enclosure or frame that looks good in the home
The project will be divided into phases and progress reports made weekly. Each phase is expected to last approximately 2 weeks.
Phase 1: setup and test the hardware and software.
Phase 2: design project framework, art modules, and recognition software
Phase 3: create early childhood art module with focus on lights, shapes, sounds and movement
Phase 4: develop art for children module with ability to display their own art and exposure to suitable art of others
Phase 5: produce art for teens and adults module
Phase 6: complete project.
While the project is aimed at demonstrating how AI can adapt art to a varied audience, the concept could be expanded to other household applications. For example, a "magic mirror" could recognize school children and remind them to take their uniform for after school activities, or bring up the weather and train schedule for an adult heading off to work. Thanks for reading and as always thoughts and upgrades are appreciated.