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Archive for ottobre 2011

I’m still playing with swappable faces and, in particular, I’m setting up a software tool to quickly create and customize synthetic faces that would fit like a glove (or should I say a balaclava?) on your natural one.
I needed to create a test model and, considering the average cultural feedback to this kind of technology, I thought that nobody would be a better candidate than Guy Fawkes:

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Today I tested the awesome face cloning code that Arturo Castro and Kyle McDonald realized mixing Jason Saragih’s Face Tracker and some mean value coordinates magic.
After altering my face with some random noise and swapping it with Stefano’s, I obviously have a somewhat strong desire to start experimenting with this technique in a lot of different ways 🙂

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Well, whenever someone asks my wife what’s my job, she normally keeps it simple and replies “he makes magic”. I always liked this tongue in cheek definition of the stuff I do, so my current project is really giving me some satisfaction; everything is still kind of top secret, but I suppose I could say that there’s something I made inside at the beginning of this video interview with Marco Tempest:

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This is a quick preview of the first beta of theTube, a visualist friendly tool (somewhat inspired by Jesus Gollonet) that grabs the stuff on your monitor and sends it to Syphon. The idea is that you may want to syphon into MadMapper, OF, Processing, Quartz, something that does not have a syphon-out (i.e. your browser, a videogame, etc…): just move theTube in front of the visuals you want grab, and you’re done.

It’s still very much beta and I’m not sure about what I’m going to do with it, but if you want to try it, you can grab a demo here.

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This is just a quick follow-up to last post: we redubbed the segment of our performance so that now it includes the live generative music played by Lukas’ brainwaves.

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