Uncanny Valley: On the Digital Animation of the Face

Talk

WHEN January 15, 2012
6:30-8:30pm WHERE Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Digital animators have succeeded marvelously in animating bodies, crowds, battle scenes, plastic toys, and so forth. But the goal of a realistic, credible human face, in motion and what's more emoting, continues to elude them. For some time, many have wondered whether the goal is even theoretically attainable: the face after all being "the seat of the soul," and a soul being beyond digitization. This video-illustrated talk surveys the current state of this elusive challenge.

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