Computers forget by remembering to forget.
I forget to remember
My computer helps me to remember
…but also to forget?

What’s the value of a computer with bad memory?

The project was realised through the utilisation the Processing programming environment.
Through a webcam the written code performs face-detection. Whenever a face is clearly recognised the webcam will take a snapshot and save it as a image-file in a folder on the computers hard-drive.

When no face is detected, the code will browse the existing snapshots and randomly reload the images into Processing and apply a blur filter. The applied blur effect accumulates as the same pictures are eventually reloaded. This way the images will slowly start fading into black, leaving less and less clue of the detected face on the initial snapshot. Whenever a new face is detected the blurred snapshots will be overwritten and the process start over again.