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Perfect Paul: On Freedom of Facial Expression





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Uploaded on Feb 2, 2012

In this lecture/ performance digital persona Perfect Paul presents the external digitally controlled human facial display as a site for artistic expression and discusses its theoretical and political implications. In a live classic human versus computer show down it will demonstrate the superior qualities of digital versus neural facial control and shows that the neural brain is underutilizing the expressive potential of the human facial hardware.

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Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that presents experimental artworks created in collaboration with our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Jerome Foundation, mediaThefoundation, Meet The Composer Cary Performance Fund, The Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Materials for the Arts, and the Friends of Harvestworks. This project is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (,

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