Smoke and Mirrors is an interactive installation to prevent nonsmokers from starting to smoke and force smokers to rethink their unhealthy habit.
Rather than dispensing cigarettes, this machine is giving the user unpleasant facts about smoking and tobacco. This machine is able to give a chance to foresee the smokers future, or the future of somebody likely to start smoking.
Instead of the impersonal shocking images on cigarette packs, this machine gets pretty face-to-face by displaying the users personal face on front of it. With face tracking the reflected portrait ages rapidly until the cartridge is pushed back into the slot. This procedure – if it isn't stopped – represents the act of smoking. The user is more likely to die.
Made with Processing, OpenCV and Arduino.