I want visitors to experience ‘camera surveillance’ and ‘face protection for the camera surveillance for visual anonymity’ which are the core value of my project. I sketched a simple expectation of the outcome of my work in the postgraduate show. Through a ‘webcam representing a drone camera’ and ‘blurring faces’ with real-time face protection programme’, people can experience a surveillance camera and face protection in a way.
For this planning, by using OpenCV and Processing, I can make a real-time face projection system by detecting and blurring faces as well. I Found out several materials to hide faces in real time.
Here is my test video using OpenCV and Processing with codes.
It is successful to conduct ‘camera surveillance’ and ‘face protection’ at the same time. However, the problem is that in front of the screen and webcam, it is ‘NOT’ surveillance like CCTVs. It is more like just a experience blurred faces. For experiencing camera surveillance system, the key word are ‘confidential’ and ‘indiscriminate’ which mean that without permission, a cam is shooting people, and then when people come to the screen, they show their blurred pictures accidentally.