I was so enthusiastic about Nelson Chu’s original MoXi research 10 years (!) ago that I posted it as a video at jnack.com/BlowingYourMindClearOutYourAss*. We had Nelson come to the US from Hong Kong & intern on the Photoshop team, but we could never quite shoehorn his advanced, GPU-heavy algorithms into the old girl’s hide. Anyway, following some years at Microsoft developing what became Fresh Paint, Nelson is back on his own & has revealed Expresii:
Check out Google’s slick little app for capturing & sharing spherical panoramas. Here’s a quick how-to video (posted earlier when the feature was Android-only; the feature remains available for Android inside the Google Camera app):
Sitting in the dermatologist’s office (the curse of the Irish—well, one of them), I’m intrigued & a little unnerved by this project. As Colossal explains,
Artist Thomas Leveritt recently setup a special UV motion camera in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with the intent of filming random passersby. Ultraviolet rays have the ability to expose not-yet-visible changes to human skin, namely freckles, that turn even the most unblemished faces into dark explosions of dots.
Nobumichi Asai has produced fascinating real-time, real-world face painting. According to Gizmodo, “Asai used Omote, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping to transform a model’s face into mesmerizing patterns.”