Morphing Identity

What is our identity? This work provides an experience in which a face that you know to be your own will be transformed into the face of another person. Based on the human perceptual characteristics of visual changes, computationally created perceptually smooth change is applied to the facial image and composited in real-time, causing the face to change without perceiving the change. By focusing on the fluidity of identity that facial images have, we explore how the self that you think you are and the self that others think you are can be transformed.

私たちのアイデンティティとは何か。本作品は、自分の顔だと分かっている筈なのに、自分だった顔がいつの間にか他者の顔に変容していく体験を提供する。人間の変化知覚特性に基づいて、計算的に作り出された知覚的に滑らかな変化を顔映像に適応してリアルタイムに再合成することで、変化を知覚しない顔の変化を引き起こす。映像を介したコミュニケーションにおいて、個人を識別するための顔映像が持つアイデンティティの流動性に着目し、自分自身が思う自分と、他者が思う自分がどのように変容し得るかを探索する体験型の作品である。

(more details will be updated soon)

Credit

Concept and Research
– Shunichi Kasahara (Sony CSL)
System
– Shunichi Kasahara (Sony CSL)
– Kye Shimizu (Sony CSL )
– Naoto Ienaga(Keio University)
Technical Assistant
– Kazuma Takada(Sony CSL)
– Maki Sugimoto(Keio University)
– Taku Tanichi (Sony CSL)

Exhibition

Media Ambition Tokyo (MAT). 2021.5.12WED– 6.8TUE, Tokyo City View, 52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Posted by:shunichikasahara

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