Here’s an animation that will probably give you more than a few sleepless nights. Digital artist Mike Pelletier explores the effects of pushing digitally-controlled facial expressions far beyond their normal boundaries. Smiles turn into grimaces and surprise is dialed up until it turns into anger, but that’s just the start of things. With each passing frame, he continues to tweak and prod, conjuring up grizzly expressions before dissolving them back into calmer poses. It makes for hypnotic and certainly uncomfortable viewing at times. He succinctly describes his work as “An ambient video loops that explore quantified emotion” that’s certainly one way of putting it. Downright disturbing is another.
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