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Mask-O-Vision is an experimental browser extension for watching movies in the COVID era. It uses face-tracking technology to detect close-ups of unmasked faces onscreen in order to cover them with computer-generated masks. Mask-O-Vision is the first attempt at a proposed solution for Naked Face Shock, the sensation of being startled by a close-up of an unmasked character in a film or television show because the viewer has internalized the danger of visual proximity to unmasked faces.

Download now for Firefox and Chrome.

Materials

Mask-O-Vision on GitHub (Javascript)
Credits

Virtual Mask Enforcer

Visual Design

Thanks

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