Month: December 2014

Iteration 3


Since my last attempt I have written in the code to stop the video when a face isn’t seen and then jump back to the first frame until a face is seen again. I simply did this by adding this line of code that I found in the video reference library:


to make the video jump to the first frame of the video. Now that I have all the code working how I want it, I am going to remove parts of the unnecessary code that I wouldn’t need when testing.  I will show how I did this in my next post.

Identity and Performance

The presentation of self in everyday life by Erving Goffman considers the different situations that people can present themselves in. Goffman thinks that when a communication happens, an individual is presented and absorbed. Everyone js trying to be someone and persuade people that they are that person. There are two impressions given when interacting, someone will give and the other will give off. to give is to communicate the information they intend to give. Giving off is when someone accepts a projected identity.

An individual gives off a front to their audience. There are two different types of acts someone will do; private and public. When someone is in the public it is thought that they ‘perform’ a different self. Whereas when someone is in private they are thought to be themselves.

Using this theory I am going to conduct my own social experiment to see if people in Weymouth house foyer ‘perform’ once they feel they are put into the public eye.

Attempt 2

The problem with my previous attempt was that the video just disappeared when a face wasn’t seen so in my previous post I said I was going to try to pause the video when a face is not seen.


This time I have been trying to make the video pause when a face isn’t seen. I have done this by adding this extra part of code that I found in the video reference library:

if (faces.length >= 1) {; } else { react.pause(); } }

This means that once 1 or more faces is seen it will play otherwise it will pause. It pauses on the frame that it is playing and then resumes from that frame.

Next time I am going to code it so that when a face isn’t seen, it stops the video and jumps it to the beginning frame of the video.