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The Art of Face Hacking by Media Artist Nobumichi Asai

Incredible ways of utilizing 3D imaging on challenging surfaces have been developing rapidly over the years and artist Nobumichi Asai explores REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & 3D PROJECTION MAPPING in an innovative way.  Known for his Media Installations and projections over large architectural surfaces, he now adds aesthetic and mystique to this emerging medium in his latest work aptly titled, 'Face Hacking'.

Watch these two videos to see the unbelievable transformations.  It makes us wonder how this flexible technology will be used next by performing artists, dancers, magicians, musicians, and even scientists:

SMAP×SMAP (FUJI-TV) 2014/12/22 ON AIR:  "FACES ARE HACKED BY SOMEONE AND ARE GOING TO BE REWRITTEN."

  

Be sure to also take a look at Nobumichi Asai's equally impressive project released a few months prior to "Face Hacking", titled, "Project Omote":

This project was a collaboration between the Nobumichi Asai and Make-Up Artist Hiroto Kuwahara who Art directed the performance.

 For more info about the Artist nobumichiasai.com