A digital mirror outlines your profile against the night sky as an autobiographical constellation.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Creative Code Immersive (Winter 2016) final project.

Student Showcase
March 30, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Exhibition Label

Rob Carney

“We are dead stars looking back up at the sky,” Dr. Michelle Thaller, astronomer and science communicator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

We are made from elements created in supernovas. We see ourselves in the stars and use them to tell our stories. Stand against the wall, become your own constellation, and reflect your story back to the universe.

Computer vision and graphics using OpenCV in Python.





  • Visitors posed and took pictures of their constellations.
  • Visitors asked if their constellation mapped to real stars.
  • More light on the background wall would have created clearer outlines.