Since November 2017, artists Barbara Dougan and Henry Driver have been collaborating on TEO an innovative interactive artwork that uses A.I facial detection & expression recognition to animate virtual avatars. TEO explores how computers perceive the human face, future virtual avatar mimicry/depiction and human/computer interagency. The project is funded & supported by Collusion R&D and part of Collusion's Bury St Edmunds project. Outcomes of the project will be exhibited around Bury St Edmunds Town centre.
"Bury St Edmunds R&D Challenge is a five month experimental placemaking project exploring new ideas for data driven public artworks that encourage public interaction within and across the town centre, testing new creative digital interventions that could animate the town centre, attract new visitors, including young people, improve wayfinding, and support greater footfall across the different areas."