Perhaps inspired by the long time scale filmmaking of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez have teamed up to make a movie that won’t be released until 2115. Why? As a promotion for luxury brand Louis XIII Cognac, which is also aged 100 years. According to io9, Louis XIII is sending out 1000 tickets to people whose descendants will be able to see a screening of the film 100 years from now.
I wonder how serious they are about this? To what extent have they futureproofed their media? The io9 piece says the movie is “preserved on film stock”…is that and an old movie projector sufficient? Have they consulted with MoMA or Danny Hillis?
Using facial recognition in realtime via a webcam, this system lets you control the face of another person…like, say, John Malkovich.
Given a photo of person A, we seek a photo of person B with similar pose and expression. Solving this problem enables a form of puppetry, in which one person appears to control the face of another. When deployed on a webcam-equipped computer, our approach enables a user to control another person’s face in real-time. This image-retrieval inspired approach employs a fully-automated pipeline of face analysis techniques, and is extremely general-we can puppet anyone directly from their photo collection or videos in which they appear. We show several examples using images and videos of celebrities from the Internet.