Polluted Selfie is a webapp connected to a sculpture that allows you to take an unexpected "polluted selfie". A filter alters the appearance of the image depending on the surrounding level of pollution recorded in real time by the device.
Instead of letting you show your best angle or improve your selfie with a shiny light Instagram filter, with Polluted Selfie the way your face is shown is affected by the levels of three main air pollutants (PM, CO2 and CO), each affecting a different parameter of the image. The PM (Particulate Matter) is affecting the level of glitch in the image while the CO2 and C0 are affecting the color. As a result, no single "polluted selfie" looks the same.
Polluted Selfie makes also a link between the atmospheric and digital pollution. Depending on the average level of the pollution in London (low, moderate, high and very high), your selfie will be digitally interrupted by a number of pop-up windows displaying the daily pollution forecast narrative taken from the RSS flux on the London Air Forecast website: http://www.londonair.org.uk/LondonAir/Forecast.