C++ workshop happened to fall on the week of Valentine's day. We
created an app that would conjure up the days of lace paper doilies,
sticky lollipops, and perhaps bittersweet memories - but with a digital
twist. We wanted our creation to be current by drawing on the
ever-evolving culture surrounding Valentine’s Day.
This led us to create SosoValentines, a kaleidoscope-like animation
that tracks live Instagram feeds of topical hashtags. The idea is a new
filter with continually changing textures that help to make photos more
artistic so they can be enjoyed in unique ways. The app starts sampling
from a random location on the photo each time to create an ephemeral
kaleidoscopic animation that can be appreciated only once.
My role I lead the design and implementation of the kaleidoscopic visual of the application.