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Artist bends the mind by changing people's faces

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 01:04

Japanese artist changes people's faces and expressions using a three-dimensional visual projection system. Roselle Chen reports.

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Picking and choosing expressions to wear on your face, like picking out an outfit, may be available in the near future. Artist Nobumichi Asai has found a way to project and map expressions onto people's faces, effectively creating a facial mask. He and his team displayed their three-dimensional facial projection mapping system in Tokyo. SOUNDBITE: Nobumichi Asai, artist, saying (Japanese): "I always thought the face was interesting. Women are constantly aware of it, of how even the smallest, random draw or doodle can provide a huge impact. I wondered how interesting it would be if you used the face as a canvas for digital expression and that's how I started this project." His team drew inspiration from Japan's culture, animation and technology, aspiring to make the projections as lifelike as possible. Asai and his team are currently looking for funding to take the project to the next level - the human body.

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Artist bends the mind by changing people's faces

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 01:04