Insert smiley emoticons hands-free with Auto Smiley

What would you do with the openFrameworks and an hour to kill? Would you create an application to detect when you’re smiling and automatically insert “:)” into whatever program is currently running? Theo Watson did, and called it Auto Smiley! :) He released it as open source! :) We can’t possibly have enough smiley icons embedded into our emails and IMs can we? I mean, we all spend all day every day smiling maniacally, right? :) :) :)

Auto Smiley – Computer vision smiley generator from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

I predict it’ll take exactly seven minutes before someone makes Auto Frowney to automatically detect and insert sad clown faces. :(

Via Make.