I'm Too ZXy
It should come as no surprise to you to discover that I’m a big fan of the 80’s home computer era. Particularly the ZX Spectrum / C64. It’s where I spent most of my gaming youth, and where I first cut my teeth programming too.
I’m Too ZXy is a webcam filter that renders you in real time in glorious ZX Spectrum Technicolor. It requires the Unity Web Player plugin, and of course, requires a webcam too!
The ZX Spectrum style, with its 256X192 resolution and 16 colours, two of which are identical, transcended the limitations of hardware and achieved a recognised visual identity of its own. With 16 colours, only 2 of which can be used in every 8X8 block of pixels, the creativity required to achieve results bore the foundation of impressionist computer graphics for the years following.
You can have a play around with I’m Too ZXy here, or by following the link on our on our ‘Experiments’ page.