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HYPORTRAITS: A Social Creation Experiment

Advanced Interaction Research Studio Final Presentation – IAAC 2014 Barcelona Hyportraits_concept

Since we have memory, we have been fascinated with the image, it has the power to last in time, create identity and find a perfect spot in our collective imagination as society. Portrait is a complex visual exercise with huge impact in the visual culture development of our society. We have seen that trough history , and that is why we are so attracted to explore it from the perspective of new technologies and new challenges as creators of the information age.

In one hand, as humans and digital citizens we are in constant evolution, so our visual representation need to have the same attribute: be evolutive, able to change in real time and offer infinite possibilities; and that is possible with the actual tools that we have now days. We can put together very complex process in simple functions to obtain unpredictable results.

On the other side, take a look at the process of visual creation, where there is always two roles:  be observed and be the observer. At the end a collective exercise. Based on that we decide to create an installation were the portrait an exercise of mutual creation, where two strangers meet in a moment and work together to create an unexpected visual result. As interaction students we were very interested in do an experiment and a research into the phenomena of collective reaction, finding an excuse to connect our identities and create something together. At the end is the representation of how we act as society: we work together to evolve.  Read More »

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HYPORTRAITS  is an interactive installation and a collaborative project that explore the portrait’s role in our society, its importance as a pure visual representations of ourselves and how this is evolving to represent our faces in the future.

Future Face Concept

Future Face Concept


The new social behaviors proposed by the digital era and new technologies allow humans to create new or different versions of ourselves, to change the way other humans look us. If we look at devices such as Google Glass, those,  will allow us to have in real time any digital face or representation of it, we will be creating new skins, new mask to represent our emotions, our interest or even to create a version of ourselves that we are not capable to achieve; at the end, a new concept of Portrait. Read More »

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