sarah howorka

average face mirror 2015

this mirror displays an average of all the faces it has ever seen.

what can we learn about diversity in our community in terms of gender, age, or race by looking at our collective average face?

if a face is detected in the webcam feed, it gets added to the computed average face. the longer the viewer looks into it, the bigger of an impact their face has on the resulting portrait which is computed by normalizing and averaging the viewers' faces using an open source face tracking software.

at essence angewandte 2017, alte post, vienna


at the school for poetic computation, new york, ny


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