Using poseNet, a pose estimation neural network in a p5.js sketch, I divided an existing illustration into parts and uploaded these parts to their matching positions on my body, in accordance with the corresponding keypoints in the algorithm.
Can the body perform an illustration? In doing so, does embodied illustration become possible?
Further paths for this project include an installation where the viewer engages with the sketch and plays with it. Another pathway is to train the pose estimation model for classification and inviting the viewer to mimic certain poses in correspondence with their matching illustrations.
I was inspired by the blurring boundaries between physical and digital with the emergence of interactive arts technologies for this project and intend to take it further through AR applications.