Emotion Capture.

The setup consists of 40 Nikon DSLR cameras and two large light diffusion lamps. Photo: @lovesickfrankie.

The future of avatars is here.

How exactly does one become an emotionally competent and reactionary 3D avatar of oneself? I found myself in the midst of precisely 40 DSLR cameras strapped onto poles aimed at my face, with a heavy weight atop of my head, while going through a series of emotions and sounds I wasn’t aware I was capable of. Not exactly a scene from a Tarkovsky film, but not unlike other ventures into life-like technology.

Recently, London live-event design company Immersive presented a new technology created by Expressive AI called Emotion Capture, where, as demonstrated in the above process, avatars are created to be emotionally responsive and as human-like as possible.

You can see and read all about this at The Creators Project.


  1. says

    That’s an impressive amount of gear! It’s cool because they used so many cameras; I’m not sure why they didn’t use a robotic camera motion system, except for time-saving. The focusing light-domes… (sigh) I know what those cost.

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