"Next Please"

media installation by Hannes Köcher, Hofburg Wien

"Next Please" is an automated video mixer that records and remixes the faces of it's viewers. A monitor continually shows a collage of faces and face fragments. A webcam is mounted in the frame and on the attached computer the software tracks visitors by recognizing and recording faces.
The monitor was mounted in a golden frame and the ever changing picture was shown as the next president in the Austrians Presidential Gallery at the Hofburg, Vienna.