Jamal Combs, Osama M Sehgol
ColorFood is an App that takes one look at you and makes food recommendations nearby. It stereotypes based on ethnicity. It's meant to provoke discussion and laughs around race, food and culture. This is a project by Osama Sehgol and Jamal Combs.
Using a webcam/phone camera the apps takes a look at you, detects your pixel value and compares with a database of faces. Within a threshold it assigns an ethnicity to you and then makes restaurant/takeout recommendations
The project is currently in prototype stage and we plan to have a finished build for spring.
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