Eyes by Yoon Chung Han, Praful Surve
“Eyes” is an interactive biometric data art that transforms human iris data into musical sound and 3D animated images. The idea is to allow the audience to explore their own identities through unique visual and sound generated by their iris patterns based on iris recognition and image processing techniques. Selected iris images are printed in 3D sculptures, and it replays the sound generated from the iris data and projects 3D converted images. This research-based artwork has an experimental system generating distinct sounds for the iris data using visual features such as colors, patterns, brightness and size of the iris. It has potential to lead to a new way of interpreting complicated datasets with audiovisual output. More importantly; aesthetically beautiful, mesmerizing and a bit uncanny valley-affected artwork can create personalized art experiences and multimodal interaction. Multi-sensory interpretations of the iris data art can provide an opportunity to reveal users’ narratives and create their own “sonic signature”, which will be able to trigger a new way of interaction in the fields of art and science.