SIMveillance: Where Surveillance Cameras and The Sims Converge

SIMveillance is a project that takes a surveillance camera and transforms the recorded video into scenes from The Sims 2. It was recently demonstrated in San Jose, Calif., focusing on a public square where people went about their normal business. Unbeknownst to them, their each and every more was being recorded by the video camera and were instantly translated into Sims on a different monitor. Très cool, indeed.

Already, privacy activists are complaining that this is an invasion of privacy, yada, yada, yada.

The SIMworks Web site has a non-Youtube video of the project in action. It is, in fact, really interesting.

Project Home Page [SIMworks via we make money not art]