London, Jan 16: The visitors to Sochi Winter Olympics, which begins in Russia Feb 7, would be able to have their faces scanned and recreated on the facade of a building – all thanks to London-based designer Asif Khan.
Named MegaFaces and being hailed as the ‘Mount Rushmore of the digital age’, Khan’s facade is reportedly designed to function like a huge pin screen, said media reports.
Here, narrow tubes move in and out – transforming a flat facade into an interactive three-dimensional surface that can morph into a face.
Once a visitor gets her face scanned from multiple angles inside a photo booth, the image data is sent to a system that controls 10,000 narrow actuator rods with LED tips, the reports added.
Developers expect the pavilion to be a popular attraction and anticipate a backlog of faces to process.
Each visitor would be given a time when their face would appear, along with an email that includes a 20-second video of the face-morphing moment.
Earlier, Khan had co-designed the Coca-Cola Beatbox pavilion for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.
–Indo-Asian News service