People Blending

I very much believe in interdisciplinary things, where different fields of knowledge can blend together to create something unique. Since my daughter loves art, and I love technology — I often look into the intersection of those two areas, or so-called Science Art. One of the artistic techniques that I have developed is called Cognitive People Blending.

Glass Girl, 2019Vickie Rotator, 2019
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The way those pictures were created is by aligning several portraits according to their eyes — thus creating something which looks like a combined blended face. While you can certainly do that manually in PhotoShop, it would be time-consuming, and your ability to do rapid experimentation would be seriously limited.

When mixing portraits together, you can take different pictures of just one person:

Pho Bo Guy, 2019Pho Bo Guy II, 2019
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Or you can mix together different people:

Michelin, 2019Moustache Guy, 2019
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The code to create those images is available here. If you use the code to create your own images, please reference Cognitive People Blending technique and the link:

Also building on People Blending idea I have create an interactive exhibit that captures faces of people passing by at the exhibition, and creates random blended portraits of visitors:

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