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London Police ‘Super Recognizer’ Walks Beat With a Facebook of the Mind - The New York Times
"Facial recognition software managed to identify one suspect of the 4,000 captured by security cameras during the London riots. Constable Collins identified 180."
faces  memory  surveillance  police 
october 2015 by kevan
BPS Research Digest: Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes
"On the strange-face questionnaire, 90 per cent of the eye-staring group agreed that they'd seen some deformed facial traits, 75 per cent said they'd seen a monster, 50 per cent said they saw aspects of their own face in their partner's face, and 15 per cent said they'd seen a relative's face."
eyes  illusions  faces  monsters 
august 2015 by kevan
About Face: Emotions and Facial Expressions May Not Be Directly Related | Boston Magazine
"The Himba sorted some of the faces in ways that aligned with Ekman’s theory. [But] the Himba mixed up angry scowls, disgusted grimaces, and sad frowns. Without any suggestive context, of the kind that Ekman had originally provided, they simply didn’t recognize the differences that leap out so naturally to Westerners."
faces  psychology 
july 2013 by kevan
"1. generate random polygons. 2. feed them into a face detector. 3. mutate to increase recognition confidence."
mutation  random  faces  emergence  via:waxy 
august 2012 by kevan
"The project Stimmungsgasometer is about a smiley on a huge screen from which one can read the average mood of the Berlin citizens."
faces  germany  technology  art  via:blech 
march 2012 by kevan
Privacy implications have Google running scared - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent
"We are blocking out people's faces if people try to use Google Goggles to search for information about them. Until we understand the implications of the facial-recognition tool we have decided to make sure we block out people's faces."
surveillance  faces  photography  via:antonia 
december 2009 by kevan
news @ - Gazing into the middle distance improves your concentration.
Compared to 'staring at a human face'. "We are so distracted by the barrage of emotional information transmitted in faces that it stops us from thinking clearly."
brains  faces  psychology  maths  via:mindhacks 
september 2006 by kevan
Meshybeats : Meanface
"Meanface is an ongoing experiment in which you draw and submit a face. Each face submitted counts towards the ever-evolving Meanface."
faces  emergence 
april 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | England | Norfolk | Victim's concern over 'odd e-fit'
"A crime victim has criticised a police e-fit of a suspect saying although the thief had an unusual appearance he 'didn't look that odd'."
police  faces  technology  crime  via:mcios 
february 2006 by kevan
Times Online: Scientists show we've been losing face for 10,000 years
"Research into people's appearance over the past 10,000 years has found that our ancestors' heads and faces were up to 30% larger than now. [...] The presumption is that people must have chosen mates with smaller, shorter faces."
evolution  faces 
november 2005 by kevan
You Blew Me Up You Bastard
Instead of the coverage using a random photo of you, provide a picture of yourself looking angry or disappointed, and "in the event of your body being blown to bits by a suicide bomber, we'll supply your disgusted image to all news services."
terrorism  photos  death  faces  future  via:mcios 
july 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Beauty is in the nose of the beholder
Not a new idea, but interesting to contrast; that visual attractiveness selects for similar genetic structure and scent selects for opposite, and we muddle through somewhere in the middle.
evolution  smell  eyes  faces 
july 2005 by kevan | Mom sells face space for tattoo advertisement
"Jon Wolf of the company's marketing department said skin is not an uncommon spot for the casino to advertise: It already has another forehead, more than 100 arms, legs, chests and backs."
advertising  skin  faces  via:brendan 
july 2005 by kevan
collision detection: The brutal gaze of high-def TV
"Celebrities are considered attractive at least in part because they're suited to the technology of the age. The transition from silent movies to talkies destroyed many actors' careers, as did the shift from black-and-white to color."
television  films  faces 
june 2005 by kevan
Divided Kingdom Smileys
Random stupid-smiley pop-up advert that almost corresponds to the four psychologically-coloured quarters of Rupert Thomson's Divided Kingdom.
faces  random  thomson  coincidences  filetype:gif  media:image 
may 2005 by kevan
Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatar
Brave attempt to establish a cross-platform version of LiveJournal user icons - that any weblog comment system can query the site for an image, if a commenter gives an email address.
faces  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
Morphing ideally beautiful faces for symmetry and neoteny.
evolution  faces  psychology 
september 2004 by kevan
New Scientist | Babies prefer to gaze upon beautiful faces
"In a baby's mind, these beautiful faces may represent the stereotypical human face [...] which they have evolved to recognise."
brains  children  evolution  faces 
september 2004 by kevan | Lop-sided features linked to temper
"Researchers speculate that people with ill-matched external features may also have small defects in their nervous systems, which impair their ability to control aggressive impulses."
brains  evolution  faces 
august 2004 by kevan
Harper's Magazine: The cute and the anti-cute
"Cuteness is not an aesthetic in the ordinary sense of the word and must not be mistaken for the physically appealing, the attractive. In fact, it is closely linked to the grotesque, the malformed."
brains  children  faces 
august 2004 by kevan
"The EmoteMail client annotates every paragraph with a small black and white thresholded image of the face of the writer. Each paragraph also includes a background colour representing how much time the paragraph took to compose."
email  faces  time  writing 
august 2004 by kevan
The New York Times > Technology > An Automobile With Feelings
Messing with insectoid traffic communication. "If the "sudden appearance of a vehicle or pedestrian causes sudden braking," the car will express surprise by having its hood lights turn orange, its eyebrows light up red, the headlights shaded [...]"
faces  lunacy  psychology  transport 
july 2004 by kevan
Hayward Gallery: About Face - Photography and the Death of the Portrait
Face-themed art exhibition, including "a composite photograph of the faces of the superpowers involved in the nuclear arms race of the 1980s, morphed in proportion to the size their country's nuclear arsenal in the 80s".
art  events  faces  london 
july 2004 by kevan
The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith - LEGO
Lots of excellent work:- a Lego chessboard, a wall of heads, facial customisations, "headlight" patterns, space pirates...
faces  hacking  lego  pirates 
july 2004 by kevan
Vegetable Face Stamps
"This set of 10 fruit and vegetable stamps was sold with an attached sheet of 76 stickers featuring cartoon eyes, mouths, mustaches, hats, ties, boots, and horns for purchasers to apply to the stamps."
faces  food  paper 
july 2004 by kevan
The Uncanny Valley
Excellent graphs - increasing the realism of human appearance and movement from 0 to 100% results in a lurching valley around 80%.
faces  psychology  robots  zombies 
june 2004 by kevan
The Undead Zone - Why realistic graphics make humans look creepy
Nearly-realistic characters in computer games are more unnerving and distracting than not-very-realistic ones.
faces  games  psychology 
june 2004 by kevan
Emoticon Dice
"A set of five 5/8" dice, each with six different emoticons." Argh.
dice  faces  lunacy 
may 2004 by kevan

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