A couple of days ago, my buddy Max suggested that I write a Laughing Man augmented reality app. As a big Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fan, I accepted the challenge. After grokking the basics of OpenCV, I hunkered down with Cinder (a C++ framework) to make a naive implementation. The app essentially does live face tracking via a camera source and affixes the Laughing Man layer in the correct position. You can see an example frame above.