Illustration for article titled Two Men Become Robots, Cats, and Each Other In This Face Hacking Vid

Remember when the apex of what computers could do to morph faces was represented in Michael Jackson's "Black or White" music video? Yeah, things have changed, and with jaw-dropping results.


In Face Hacking, a stunning meld of real-time face tracking and 3D animation, artist Nobumichi Asai creates incredible illusions using living faces. The two men become cats, robots, and even share an eerie Face/Off moment in which they completely swap features. (Check out Asai's earlier piece in his Omote series, modeled on a female subject, here.)

As an aside, the fact that the below performance video was shot as part of what appears to be a gaggle of Japanese talk-show hosts only adds to its weird appeal.

[Via Laughing Squid]

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