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How would you like your own celebrity sock puppet? Control their facial expressions in real time with the technology in Being John Malkovich (video).
posted by CheeseDigestsAll (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm slightly disappointed this wasn't released under the FAT lab mantra of “Release early, often, and with rap music.”
posted by pmcp at 4:53 PM on August 12, 2011


As if I didn't already have a hard enough believing what I am seeing 90% of the time.
posted by Johnny Hazard at 5:01 PM on August 12, 2011


hard enough *time*...
posted by Johnny Hazard at 5:01 PM on August 12, 2011


What the devil is a "sock puppet"?
posted by Bushrod Johnson at 5:05 PM on August 12, 2011


It's a masturbation assistance tool.
posted by FatherDagon at 5:10 PM on August 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


*drives by in pickup, throws beercan at Bushrod's head*
posted by mannequito at 5:11 PM on August 12, 2011


Masturbation is the sin of Onan, Sir. I suggest kneeling in prayer. Preferably in an ice cold mountain stream.
posted by Bushrod Johnson at 5:12 PM on August 12, 2011




love the eli wallach bit.
posted by clavdivs at 5:45 PM on August 12, 2011


I cannot wait until they add audio clips from Cameron Diaz's prior movie roles, but delivered all wrong. Also, I can think of certain politicians, saying anything at all, as comedy gold. Or having your friend give you a script of what they're going to say, they say it, and you act it out for them. Playing with people's faces is fun!
posted by iamkimiam at 6:25 PM on August 12, 2011


Something like this is already in use the US correctional system.
posted by pmcp at 6:56 PM on August 12, 2011


Ummmm, it doesn't really look like a lot of expression control is going on. It just looks like the software is inserting screen captures that match the head tilt of the "controller".
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:33 PM on August 12, 2011


Malkovich malkovich?
posted by yoHighness at 12:20 AM on August 13, 2011


This is kind of scary. It's obviously kind of in beta, but I could totally see a terrorist group eventually making their own Bin Laden tape with this stuff.
posted by Omon Ra at 12:41 AM on August 13, 2011


Prior art from 1987.
posted by djb at 8:20 AM on August 13, 2011


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