How it works (based on the 'movie matching version' @ the Nederlands Film Festival)
A participant steps into the SjansMachine photo booth. The camera automatically detects the presence of a person and takes a photo, using face detection
By showing QR-tags in front of the camera, the participant enters his three favorite movie genres ('drama', 'action', 'thriller', 'comedy', etc.)
The 'photo booth computer' sends the new information to the 'animation computer'
The animation computer controls three projectors that are projecting images on 24 (semi-translucent) sanded plexi glass squares that form the big 'SjansMachine projection wall' (dimension: 6m x 1m = 19.7' x 3.3')
The new portrait will be added to the photos on the wall and will replace the oldest one
The photos on the wall are constantly shifting from square to square
At random times the animation computer compares all the participants who are shown on the wall and calculates the 'best match', based on their movie genre choices
The pictures of the matched couple will be animated during some time on the SjansMachine wall (the 'match animation')
A third computer, the 'visualization computer', will show a 3d visualization of the last match. It uses Augmented Reality (AR) to do so. When someone holds an 'AR-marker' in front of the camera, a 3d object will show up on the marker (on the computer screen) to reveal specific details about the match, including the photos, movie top-3ís and calculated compatibility score
The matched couple will be treated with a drink to get to know each other better!