Eyes is an interactive biometric data artwork that transforms human iris data into musical sound and 3D animated images. The idea is to allow the audience to explore their own identities through unique visual and sound generated by their iris patterns. This is based on iris recognition and image processing techniques. Selected iris images are printed in 3D sculptures, and sound generated from the data is replayed. This research-based artwork has an experimental system generating distinct sounds for each different iris data using visual features such as colors, patterns, brightness and size of the iris. It has potential to lead the new way of interpreting complicated datasets with the audiovisual output. More importantly, aesthetically beautiful, mesmerizing and a bit uncanny valley-effected artwork can create personalized art experience and multimodal interaction. Multi-sensory interpretations of the iris data art can lead to a new opportunity to reveal users’ narratives and create their own “sonic signature”, which will be able to trigger a new way of interaction in the fields of art and science.
IEEE VIS Arts Program
Audio Arts and Acoustics | Interactive Arts
Han, Yoon Chung, "Eyes" (2019). Books by SJSU Authors. Book 243.