Ancestors, a new immersive project co-created together with Steye Hallema, combines face capturing with GAN networks. We are very happy to be part of Sundance New Frontier Story Lab line-up this year. Ancestors generates an imaginary family tree synthesized from the faces of the audience, narrating a speculative fiction about the future of human kinship and reproduction.
Life as an image is a participatory simulation, where people model a 3D double from themselves. Digital doubles are animated in a historical scene as actors, whose activities and gestures are controlled by real-time animation system. The artwork deals with new, hyper-realistic capturing and 3D modeling techniques and their social implications on human relationships. You can follow the prototype production at http://lifeasanimage.tumblr.com/