Morphing Identity : A realtime face morphing system to transforming face identity

What is our identity? Morphing Identity system provides an experience where your face will be transformed into the face of another person. With leveraging the human perceptual characteristics of visual changes, computationally created perceptually smooth change is applied to the facial image in real-time. Our integrated system composites realistic real-time morphing images of users’ faces by performing face animation reenactment with interpolated projected latent codes of two faces in a latent space of a GAN (Generative Adversarial Network). This perceptually gradual face morphing composition allows us to change the face image without perceiving the visual change. By focusing on the fluidity of facial identity we 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、リアルタイムに自他の比率を徐々に変えながら顔映像を再合成することで、変化を知覚しない顔画像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)
– Santa Naruse (Sony CSL)
– Naoto Ienaga (Tsukuba University)
Technical Assistant
– Kazuma Takada (Sony CSL)
– Taku Tanichi (Sony CSL)
– Maki Sugimoto (Keio University)

Exhibition

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

Sony Park Exhibition”Research for the Future of Humanity“. 2021.07.24-2021.08.10. Ginza Sony Park

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