Designer: Asif Khan
An interactive installation at the Winter Olympics
Megafaces, which debuted at the Sochi Olympics, is an experimental architectural installation. It comprises a large scale kinetic-volumetric LED display supported by a bank of automated 3d-scanning photo booths, an automated 3d scan meshing system, a tablet app which uses QR-code cards, an SMS notification system, an automated 3d modelling and lighting algorithm, a web portal, and a video streaming service. The installation was commissioned by MegaFon. Described by the designer as ‘A Mount Rushmore for the digital age’, Megafaces is a building which could physically transform to take on the appearance of the people visiting it.