August 22, 2011

“Really Being John Malkovich”

Adobe researcher Eli Shechtman & collaborators have created this excellent bit of madness:

Given a photo of person A, we seek a photo of person B with similar pose and expression. Solving this problem enables a form of puppetry, in which one person appears to control the face of another.

Now, let’s see if we can pry a webcam version out of them… [Via]

Posted by John Nack at 8:02 AM on August 22, 2011


  • Scott Valentine — 1:15 PM on August 22, 2011

    I can just see the web version of this degrading into search that plays out something like: “Hey! Remember that dude who did that face thing??” whereupon the querent attempts to replicate said face…

    …and all search results come back with either Bill Cosby or ‘bitter beer face’.

  • Bennett — 9:48 AM on August 30, 2011

    Well, this will be great for the CIA. Or for trolls on chatroulette.

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