Let’s play with Chrome’s Face Detection API

Recently Wes Bos sent out this tweet: 😮 Did you know Chrome has a FaceDetector API? — Wes Bos 🔥 (@wesbos) March 20, 2018 Sparked by that tweet, João Miguel Cunha set out to play with it. The code itself is pretty simple: create an instance of FaceDetector and call .detect() on it. That promise […]

Building an image processor on AWS Lambda using The Serverless Framework

Good writeup on setting up an image processor using The Serverless Framework, a thing comparable to the aforementioned apex (and with an awfully generic and confusing name imho 😉). When a user uploads a file an ObjectCreated event is produced and a Lambda function is invoked. The Lambda function calls Amazon Rekognition to detect the […]

Your Face is Big Data

Interesting project by Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov in which he took photos of random, anonymous, people riding the subway, and then running them through a face recognition app named FindFace. The result: 70% of those photographed could be linked to one or social network profiles of ‘m, thus un-anonymizing them. End of anonymity: Identification of […]

Real-time Expression Transfer for Facial Reenactment

We present a method for the real-time transfer of facial expressions from an actor in a source video to an actor in a target video, thus enabling the ad-hoc control of the facial expressions of the target actor. The novelty of our approach lies in the transfer and photo-realistic re-rendering of facial deformations and detail […]

Responsive Typography using Face Detection

Typesetting based upon your distance to your screen. Clever use of WebRTC’s getUserMedia and JavaScript Face Detection In case you don’t have a capable browser, this is what it looks like: Responsive Typography: Breakpoints Demo → Responsive Typography: Realtime Demo → (via Jeremy) Related: headtrackr →

Pinokio

Pinokio is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour. As it negotiates its world, we the human audience can see that Lamp shares […]

Fun with face detection, canvas and webcam video

With the getUser­Me­dia API, a video ele­ment, a can­vas ele­ment and LiuLiu’s excel­lent face detec­tion algo­rithm, we can eas­ily play around with web­cam video data in the browser, plug-in free. Mask over­lay experiment: Scaling content experiment: Cool! Fun with face detection, canvas and webcam video → Related: getUserMedia Moustache (via Webappers.com)