Uncanny Valley: On the Digital Animation of the Face


WHEN January 15, 2012
6:30-8:30 PM 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.

Join our events mailing lists

Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.

Join The Arts Center events mailing list Join The Institute events mailing list Join The Art Gallery events mailing list Join The StartAD events mailing list