Project

tailor

In online environments, we often rely on some combination of pictures and pseudonyms to show others what kind of person we are. In more anonymous contexts, we tend to rely on non-representational images while on services like Facebook, identifiable pictures are the norm. In this project, we seek to turn the iconic profile picture into something more active and dynamic. With tailor, you can easily apply dynamic graphical effects and data-driven information to an existing profile picture on Twitter. Tailor will automatically update your profile picture based on these overlays. These overlays might include your current location, number of followers, or visualizations of your favorite team's recent record. Tailor will also support scenarios like automatically updating your picture when you upload pictures to Flickr, visually aging pictures the longer you have them, morphing between different pictures, or programmatically generating interesting abstract profile pictures.

In online environments, we often rely on some combination of pictures and pseudonyms to show others what kind of person we are. In more anonymous contexts, we tend to rely on non-representational images while on services like Facebook, identifiable pictures are the norm. In this project, we seek to turn the iconic profile picture into something more active and dynamic. With tailor, you can easily apply dynamic graphical effects and data-driven information to an existing profile picture on Twitter. Tailor will automatically update your profile picture based on these overlays. These overlays might include your current location, number of followers, or visualizations of your favorite team's recent record. Tailor will also support scenarios like automatically updating your picture when you upload pictures to Flickr, visually aging pictures the longer you have them, morphing between different pictures, or programmatically generating interesting abstract profile pictures.