Mirrors mean a kind of media. Through physical properties and reflection, mirrors are available for the creatures of primates to gaze at themselves. It is quite a brilliant object allowable for people's reflection through self-gazing and self-reviewing.
Dandelion Mirrors act as an interactive installation with the sensuous observation to measure viewer, combines with real time generative animation and physiological measurements device by using non-contact sensor technology. The bio-sensor based Dandelion Mirror is able to measure user's facial emotion through a camera, gathering user's smile as nutrient, raising virtual dandelion growing, appreciates our daily life with pure smile by applied smart technology and media art.
The virtual patterns used fractal and recursive algorithm to mimic the morphology of dandelion flower, and the shape of virtual plant will transform itself according to user's measured data. It mixed half virtual patterns, half self-portrait on a half-reflective mirror flat, demonstrates a novel symbiosis of data visualization that brings functional aesthetics, healthcare thinking into our living.