Amanda Lee, Se Young Kim

Draw, Play and Take your own souvenir.


“Picself” is an interactive drawing photo booth. This project was inspired by a sticker photo booth that was once a big trend in Asian culture when we were young. We wanted to share this joyful experience with various people from different backgrounds. We reinterpreted the tool by using motion tracking technology. Unlike traditional drawing tools which need physical medium such as brush or pen to draw on, we tried to take the medium away. Instead we provide a new experience that user’s hand gestures directly coverts into drawing.

Users will stand in front of a green screen and look at themselves without any backgrounds. Then they will decorate their own background with their own hands and physical buttons. Their hands could be a brush, an eraser and stickers. After they finish drawing, they could enjoy playing around with a variety of green props that will blend with their own drawings. At the end, users can take picture of themselves and download it from Picself archive website.

Physical actions such as pressing multiple buttons and non-physical actions like drawing in the air coexist in this project that will provide more in depth feeling.


Introduction to Computational Media ITPG-GT.2233.001, Introduction to Physical Computing ITPG-GT.2301.006, Introduction to Physical Computing ITPG-GT.2301.001