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Studio 360 Interview

February 11, 2013

WNYC and PRI’s Studio 360 did a great feature on my Stranger Visions project:

http://www.studio360.org/2013/feb/08/making-portraits-out-of-dna/

I received an anonymous sample of hair, and made a portrait of this person’s DNA – see the results below!

Kurt Anderson's DNA Portrait

Kurt Anderson’s DNA Portrait (age 25)
Photo by Julia Lowrie Henderson + Montage by Stefan Sierhej

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  1. Dave permalink
    February 12, 2013 1:36 am

    Still, Nice.

    I’m wondering if your ‘faces’ can pass the turing test, or even if they get past the ‘uncanny valley’ it’s hard knowing not seeing first hand…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

    • February 12, 2013 11:49 am

      Oh my they definitely wouldn’t pass as flesh! I would say they are squarely in the uncanny valley…

      • Dave permalink
        February 18, 2013 2:33 am

        Ha!
        Let me think about it….
        …..
        Ha!

        I’ve always thought that the first ‘sapient’ automata will scare the poop out of people, mostly becuse we cant replicate sensory percepton exactly as humans ‘see’ the world….

        Great work!

  2. May 4, 2013 7:19 pm

    Studies of face recognition have shown the dominance of hair in judging unfamiliar faces. So it is unfair when you ask us to judge the likeness of mask with the old photograph the addition of the hair, which is not a product of the DNA analysis.

    Consider this classic illusion…

    Al Gore’s facial features have been complete replaced by Clinton’s – more details here:

    David

  3. April 6, 2014 1:35 pm

    Un gran artículo, estaba buscando esta infomación. Te has ganado mi me gusta!Gracias por todo

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