November 14, 2009

Creepy image science: Your face as a puppet

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls through this funky facial mapping/animation software. NPR’s Science Friday writes:

“Like a digital video puppet, the facial expressions of one person can be cloned in real time and mapped onto the digital face of another person. Barry-John Theobald, computer scientist at the University of East Anglia, explains the technique and Steven Boker, of the University of Virginia, explains what facial cloning can reveal about human nature.”

Check it out:

[Update: The embedding code seems to be spazzing out at the moment, so I suggest watching the video on the SciFri site.]

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