Fancyrence is an interactive installation by Sanpuk http://www.sanpuk.com/ from the Offf festival in Paris 2010 which allows users to poke fun at attendees. A live video feed of the crowd was displayed on a touch screen on through which users could drag items around to decorate people’s faces. The resulting images were then uploaded to a dedicated website (http://www.fancyrence.com/)
As with many of these types of installation it’s the context that makes it fun, appealing or interesting. The same technology in an different environment such as a website or on a gaming console would seem pretty unexciting whereas projects such as our live webcam stream to a London Underground station or touch screen games in bus shelters proved to be incredibly engaging.
More details at PSFK http://www.psfk.com/2010/07/offf-review-fancyrences-interactive-crowd-art.html