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eternal face (2018)

Algorithmically synthesized textures from human portraits.

Photos are processed to identify facial feature points and subset the image into divided facial regions — a nose, the corner of an eye, a crinkled lip. Each region is then passed into a patch-based image quilting algorithm, based on Efros & Freeman (2001).

The algorithm builds new images based on visual continuity, attempting to construct an interpretation of the human based on limited information provided.

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