Digital artist Benji is mixing celebrities faces and creating people who do not exist. Usually, he takes images of two famous people and digitally merges them into one. Each of them looks like a real person. The author says that he likes to mess with people’s heads and see their reactions. Image source Benji Instagram
3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animating them in a natural way can be a tough one.
Alice Wong, a disability activist, and Riva Lehrer, a visual artist and writer, discuss the role of mask and identity.
Rafael Fonseca is an artist and his specialty is hyperrealism using airbrush tools. He converts his works into audiovisual products and shares them on Social Media.
Peruvian artist Georgette Luque created digital portraits of Mariano Melgar and María Santos Corrales. They both are important figures of the Independence of Peru movement.
One of the highest semiotic costs of the pandemic is the use of the mask. It leads to the temporary loss of part of our face and individual identity in communication with others. The French sociologist opens up about how COVID-19 puts “the seduction society” on hold.
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The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has developed new software for facial recognition. It specializes in identifying the facial features typical of the minority of Uyghurs.
Citizens of Peru now have an opportunity to renew their National Identity Document via App DNI BioFacial. One simply needs to download the app and pay the renovation fee at the National Bank.
Face masks have become a way of life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We now wear them nearly everywhere we go. Here you can find more about the projects working on how to verify someone’s identity while maintaining overall safety in places that require a higher level of security.