A gallery of framed video head shots of famous people that
follow you as you walk by.
You'd need to shoot closeup videos of some famous people by
walking by them and getting their attention so they'd look at
as you walked by, saying something to get their attention. This
might be friendly
or weird to get varied reactions.
Then you create the gallery using an idea that a character
on the Simpsons TV show did, having videos of famous people's
faces before they were to do an interview so it's a video but
they're not doing anything. Picture slightly animated portraits.
So the difference with this update is, there are sensors in the
frame so that when a person is approaching at a certain angle,
the video playing in the frame plays a particular part of this
video you shot such that it looks like the person is turning and
making eye contact with the gallery visitor. As the person
by, Vladimer Putin continues looking at the person and his
turns to track the motion. As other sensors in the frame
determine the person's location and play a video portion of the
person in the frame, Putin's head turns, his eyes watch the
person walking by, then turns away to watch the next person
The gallery visitor continues on to be gawked at by Tom
Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of England, Obama, Bill
Depending on how you got their attention, there would be
various reactions to the people walking by. You could try to get
cliche' facial expressions that would fit that individual's
persona such as, getting a beautiful, shapely woman to video
Bill Clinton saying "Hey you big sexy beast!" to try to get a
leering, flirtatious googley eyes reaction from him for
I wouldn't suggest being rude, but creative ways to get their
attention might make for some interesting reactions.
Then of course there's the much simpler version where you
just project the video image in a concave sculpture of the
person's face so it does that optical illusion of following you
but that wouldn't be very interesting to experience.