Sliding into a face: aesthetics and politics of image recognition
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY
The face is not a given, it is always under construction. It only exists as a face as long as we have the right apparatus to perceive it and the
right configuration. The face can escape and elude perception (as in the case of prosopagnosia). A long process of reconstruction and archeology may be necessary to make it re-emerge from traces (as in forensics practices).
Always forget a face? So does Brad Pitt – don’t just blame your memory
Most of us occasionally fail to recognise people we know. This often happens when we meet someone we know in an unusual context, such as bumping into a work colleague in a supermarket. Nevertheless, the ability to recognise another person from their face is something most of us take for granted. But what would life be like if everyone’s face looked the same to you?
Robot Vision Geekender - Drop-in workshop
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY
In a series of demonstrations with scientific technologies including eye trackers, an EEG cap and a yawning android, we showed how neuroscientists measure and study human body and face perception. This event was organised in collaboration with the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) at City, University of London.
Brain Play Workshop - London Brain Project
INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION
Brain Play is an annual festival organised by the Institute of Imagination in collaboration with London Brain Project. The aim is to explore the wonders of the brain through creativity and making. This year I guided kids aged 4-12 in the discovery of how we start to see the world in the first year of life. We created a book of vision and explored how the changing brain grows to help us see the world in all its colours, shapes and forms.
Focus LIVE - Focus Magazine Italia
MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
Face recognition is something that many people take for granted. But people with developmental prosopagnosia struggle to recognise familiar faces such as that of their closest friends or family members. I explained how this condition manifests and what are the main cognitive accounts of prosopagnosia.