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28 January 2020 8:45 (End: 28 January 2020)

Transhuman Visages: Artificial Faces in Arts, Science, and Society - International Symposium

Transhuman Visages Artificial Faces in Arts, Science, and Society ERC-2018-COG 816640: FACETS - Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies Symposium and Meeting of the Senior Advisory Board, PIAST, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, 28 January 2020 Convenor: ERC FACETS PI, Massimo LEONE, Shanghai University / University of Turin PIAST, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Jaracza 1, 00-378 Warsaw, Poland

  • Convenor: Massimo Leone
  • Venue: Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Warsaw


8:45 – Welcome Speech

Przemysław Urbańczyk, Director of the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies

9:00 – Introduction: The Face in the Era of its Digital Production

Massimo LEONE, University of Turin, Shanghai University, and PIAST, FACETS PI

9:30 – Composition and Decomposition in Digital Portraits and in Deep-Fake Videos

Maria Giulia DONDERO, FNRS – University of Liège, FACETS Senior Advisor

10:00 – Read by the City: Digital Transurbanism and Facial Recognition

Mattia THIBAULT and Oğuz “Oz” BURUK, Tampere University , RECLAIM and WEARTUAL Marie-Curie Fellows

10:30 – Coffee Break.

11:00 – Searching for the Ex-Face. Facial Recognition at the Service of Lookalikes in Digital Intimacy Applications

Elsa SORO, University of Turin, FACETS Post-Doc

11:30 – Face and Surface: A Troubled Narcissus

Henri De Riedmatten, University of Geneva, FACETS Senior Advisor

12:00 – Narrativities of Faces in Contemporary Digital Art

Silvia BARBOTTO, University of Turin, FACETS Post-Doc

12:30 – Lunch break



14:30 – 15:00 Trans-Sonic Imageries: The Visual Rhetoric of the Face in Contemporary Experimental Music

Gabriele MARINO, University of Turin 

15:00 – 15:30 Animal Faces

Nathalie ROELENS, University of Luxembourg, FACETS Senior Advisor 

15:30 – 16:00 – Faces ex Machina: Demiurgical Faces from the Eye of Hal9000 to S1m0ne and Ava

Bruno SURACE, University of Turin 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break  

16:30 – 17:00 – The Emergence of the Face in Food Visual Patterns

Simona STANO, University of Turin, New York University, COMFECTION Marie Curie Fellow

17:00 – 17:30 – Interface Logics in Face Recognition Software
Everardo GARCÍA REYES, University of Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis, FACETS Senior Advisor


17.:3018:00 Conclusions

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