Generative Portraits Made from Your Voice and Webcam Photos

Image courtesy of the artist Barcelona-based artist Sergio Albiac is adding some literary and philosophical meaning to the average selfie in his latest project I am Portraits. The project is based on his installation from the Internet Age Media Weekend that took place earlier this year where he took photos of participants while asking them to describe themselves. This was then converted, using a Web Speech API, into text.  Using custom semantic analysis Albiac then changed or complimented the text with philosophical and literary passages, which was then fed through some custom code to create a generative collage portrait. Albiac calls the end result “personal essentialism.”  For the new project he’s opening the portraits up for people to participate online. “It is a project open for internet audience participation,” Albiac explains. “This…

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