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REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING

Nobumichi Asai has used projection mapping to put CGI onto cars, docks, building and more. His latest canvas? A real, live human face …

表(おもて)とは、日本で顔、仮面を指す言葉。顔は、人の心を映す鏡であり「表(おもて)」と「裏」との境界線。日本の古典芸能として古くからの歴史を持つ「能楽」も、この表(おもて)=仮面が用いられる。能楽師は表情を持たない仮面を用い繊細な人の心象、感情を表現する。私たちはプロジェクトを進める中、能楽の“面(おもて)”の表現とに共通点を見いだしました。最先端のテクノロジー、アートと最古の日本古典芸能との融合の先に更なる可能性を見いだします。

[via 3Volt]

Kingston Freestyle (Psyop)

When House of Marley recruited PSY-OP to reinterpret Bob Marley’s ideals alongside the elegant Get Together Bluetooth Speaker, the character animator-turned-filmmaker looked to his love for dance hall videos and Japanese anime for inspiration. “For The Get Together I wanted to characterize the affect of music and how a good vibe can multiply from person to suddenly a whole block party.”

Scored to Major Lazer’s “Watch Out For This (Bumaye),” Ding handed out the bamboo-constructed speaker and captured the infectious free spirit of Jamaica take hold of those around him. After checking out the short film above be sure to read through our full interview with the director on HYPEBEAST.

TUNICA Issue III Launch Party x Berlin FW #rsvp

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Receptacle of international culture based in New York, which acts as a membrane to capture and showcase various talents; combining disciplines, and haring through ideas and styles.

Join us to celebrate the launch of the new Tunica issue III in Berlin

at 10:00pm – 3:00am

Music by:
JAAKKO EINO KALEVI (B.I.S./ Finland)
CAPABLANCA (Discos, Hivern)
& SURPRISE GUESTS (TBA, NY)

Open bar from 10 – 11pm.
Courtesy of Elephant Gin.

Camouflage from face detection

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CV Dazzle explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated face recognition.

The name is derived from a type of World War I naval camouflage called Dazzle, which used cubist-inspired designs to break apart the visual continuity of a battleship and conceal its orientation and size. Likewise, CV Dazzle uses avant-garde hairstyling and makeup designs to break apart the continuity of a face. Since facial-recognition algorithms rely on the identification and spatial relationship of key facial features, like symmetry and tonal contours, one can block detection by creating an anti-face.

8th @berlinbiennale curated by @gaitan_ja starting tomorrow

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The 8th Berlin Biennale brings together a range of international artistic positions that explore the intersection between larger historical narratives and individuals’ lives. The majority of the participating artists have produced new works for the exhibition, which proposes new perspectives on the facets of and relations in history. It spans four distinct venues in western Berlin and Berlin-Mitte—Haus am Waldsee, Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Crash Pad c/o KW.

The exhibition is on view from May 29 until August 3, 2014.
Curated by Juan A. Gaitán