Happy (49%)
publication of 360 pages with randomized generated facial expressions analyzed by emotion recognition software. --> artist edition

Emotion recognition software analyse our emotions by deconstructing our facial expressions into temporal segments that produce the expression, called Action Units (AU - developed by prof. Paul Ekman) and deducting them into certain percentages of six basic emotion, happy, sad, angry, surprised, scared and disgusted.

In this publication the artist uses this decoding system to turn the process around. Here - instead of detecting Action Units - a computer is used to generate a random string of these AU’s. In this way complex and maybe even non-existing emotion expressions are discovered. These randomly formed expressions, placed in random order, is then analysed by professional emotion recognition software again. The result is a book which is confronting us with our and the machine way of looking, but which can also help us to visually find an emotion where we don’t have a word for yet.












Happy (49%)
publication of 360 pages with randomized generated facial expressions analyzed by emotion recognition software. --> artist edition

Emotion recognition software analyse our emotions by deconstructing our facial expressions into temporal segments that produce the expression, called Action Units (AU - developed by prof. Paul Ekman) and deducting them into certain percentages of six basic emotion, happy, sad, angry, surprised, scared and disgusted.

In this publication the artist uses this decoding system to turn the process around. Here - instead of detecting Action Units - a computer is used to generate a random string of these AU’s. In this way complex and maybe even non-existing emotion expressions are discovered. These randomly formed expressions, placed in random order, is then analysed by professional emotion recognition software again. The result is a book which is confronting us with our and the machine way of looking, but which can also help us to visually find an emotion where we don’t have a word for yet.