M[e]ssaged Mirrors is a series of interactive digital artwork that investigates how technology mediates our self-image.

Pixel Pointillism

2021

Pixel Pointillism is a camera-based web app about the phenomenon of optical mixing.

Pixel Pointillism is a web app that converts the user’s camera feed into eight component colors through dithering. The user can save the dithered image or download an instruction grid for making a pointillist painting of themselves.

The project started as a teaching tool for middle school students when I was a teacher at Hwa Chong Institution. The phenomenon of optical mixing is not straightforward and Pixel Pointillism helps people learn the concept by creating an artwork of themselves.

Try the app on a microsite built on Replit ↗

digital (color) → digital (characters) → physical (print dotted using markers)
the “painting” in different stages of completion

More works in the series are currently being developed.

Find out more about my art practice on Luke Warme ↗