The picture will be divided into four parts corresponding to four different lines in the Chinese poems. Using the openCV called Edge Detection, the palm lines gets analyzed, according to the shape and pixel number of the palm lines, the poem lines was assigned to different types of palm line situations based on ancient Chinese palmistry theory, different poems line will be chosen. All the Chinese poem lines came from Omikuji paper with rich history.
The idea of telling one’s fate through poems came from one of the greatest Chinese literature classics 400 years ago The Dream in Red Chamber that I read as a kid, in which there was a chapter (Chapter Five: 贾宝玉梦游太虚幻境 , "the spirit of Chia Baoyu visits the confines of the Great Void.") that the main character Baoyu had a dream of in a sky palace named "Great Void", which exists a book that has everyone’s fate written in poems on it.
During ITP’s winter show 2016, it was touching that visitors came by and talk about their understandings of their unique poems and how the poems speaks to their own life stories. And I talked about my inspiration for this project they were also affected by my feelings and thinkings behind the design. I realized that, for a moment, the designed interaction along with the emotions it tried to convey, could be beyond cultural, age, race.
This Machine Will Tell Your Fortune by Coding, 2018 SinoVision
李思曼的新一代“电脑算命机” , 2017 Creator Project VICE
手相之诗 | 如何让算法先生“科学地看手相”？, 2017 DFrobot