Mediated Mirror

If a mirror is the classic interface for experiencing your own presence, what would a technologically-mediated mirror be like that doesn’t let you see your own face? A Kinect tracks the movement of users’ heads, and a Processing sketch triggers the mirror perpendicular to the user to turn via a small servo, obscuring their reflection. The prototype works with multiple users, allowing them to see other faces, but never their own.


Throughout this whole documentary, there’s no dramatic emotion. Just only a panel of stern looking judges and are subjected to a rigorous medical examination. Alla’s legs are too short, she tries to meet the admission requirements with strong determinations although she’s still a child. With the help of her mother, she does painful exercises at home that will hopefully lengthen her legs.


Sadly,  a requirement is a requirement. The movie is showing a cruel reality in a silent way.