Krishna Face Substitution

    Event: International Gita Mahotsav 2017
    Roles and Responsibilites:
  • • Ideation
  • • Interaction Design
  • • Complete Application Development
Krishna B 4_3

International Gita Mahotsav is an event celebrating Bhagvad Gita, a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The organizers wanted a few engaging installations to help people connect with their teachings. Digital Jalebi proposed an installation where the user can be transformed into Lord Krishna, a central figure in the Gita.

The application switches to camera feed as soon as a user is visible to the webcam. Lord Krishna's face is augmented over the user's face which tracks user head position and accurately replicates all the facial expressions. This was achieved using dlib face tracking library and openCV.