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The first step of this idea is to create a huge database of people's faces, and then have a computer sort through them and determine the "average" among all of these faces. It would be interesting to see what the statistical average would be for all human beings, or people from specific countries (USA,
After it does that, it compares your face to the average, and determines in what way your face differs from that. It would then double the differences (or even triple them) to create a version of yourself that is "more you than you" so to speak. You could get a sense of how other people see you, as well.
(?) First step: Baked.
For Japan, and the world [PotatoStew, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
(?) You can contribute your face to an average here
[PotatoStew, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
Or do it yourself
Face compositing software [PotatoStew, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
(?) How is it done?
Gives info on age progression as well. [PotatoStew, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
(?) Human Face Project
more... [PotatoStew, Jun 22 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
Average pixel value of lots of faces. [jutta, Feb 07 2007]
archive.org version of one of PotatoStew's links.
Most of the images are broken, but with the ones that aren't, you can see a little bit what direction this research went into. [jutta, Feb 07 2007]
||All the links are just averages. It could be quite fun having software or a website that can create a caracature of you as VeXaR suggests. Might need some input as to interests, temperament, etc - the stuff a cricature artist uses in their work.
||2011 cartoon me is common on the web