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.]

Posted by John Nack at 2:19 PM on November 14, 2009


  • Eduardo Moura — 3:20 PM on November 14, 2009

    This is really amazing! Makes me think about how far we are from the day when all communications will happen through proxys like these… How can we trust in our eyes when everything can be emulated?
    On a related topic, Abduzeedo just Re-tweeted this article:

  • John Eric — 2:18 AM on November 16, 2009

    ugh reminds me of oddcast, what tiresome nonsense

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