Shunichi Kasahara / Superception Project
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Morphing Identity

What is our identity? This work provides an experience in which a face that you know to be your own will be transformed into the face of another person. Based on the human perceptual characteristics of visual changes, computationally created perceptually smooth change is applied to the facial image and composited in real-time, causing the face to change without perceiving the change. By focusing on the fluidity of identity that facial images have, we explore how the self that you think you are and the self that others think you are can be transformed.


Concept and Research
- Shunichi Kasahara (Sony CSL)

- Shunichi Kasahara (Sony CSL)
- Kye Shimizu (Sony CSL )
- Naoto Ienaga(Keio University)

Technical Assistant
- Kazuma Takada(Sony CSL)
- Maki Sugimoto(Keio University)
- Taku Tanichi (Sony CSL)

*This work is partially supported by the Cybernetic being project under JST Moonshot R&D Program (Grant number = JPMJMS2013)

Artist Info

Shunichi Kasahara / Superception Project
Shunichi Kasahara / Superception Project
Researcher, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies. He is leading "Superception" research projects: computational extension of human perception and investigation of the self in human-computer integration. He also conducts interactive exhibitions and social implementation as well as academic activities.
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