All the faces of Earth… Applied pareidolia

Published on 2013-12-14 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Pareidolia, Photo  

face tracking Earth


     “Onformative”, an independant studio for digital art and design located in Berlin, is tracking faces all over the surface of the Earth, using satellite photos provided by Google Maps. The process called pareidolia we use to detect meaning in vague visual stimuli (clouds, inkblots, but also everyday life data : familiar faces, known objects…) and usually implemented by the temporal lobes of the human brain, is partially managed by advanced face detection algorithm and face tracking library, pushing the automatic face tracking capabilities far beyond those of your digital camera…


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