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Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies

Project description

Innovative, cross-disciplinary face perception study

Selfies are posted on social media networks and masks are donned by anti-establishment activists like Anonymous. Photo-realistic 3D-printed face prosthetics also exist that can trick facial recognition software and conceal the wearer’s identity. These are examples of how facial aesthetics are evolving as an important influence on social behaviour. The EU-funded FACETS project will combine visual history, semiotics, phenomenology, visual anthropology, and face perception studies as regards the cognitions, emotions and actions people attach to the interaction with one’s and other’s faces. The project will review the effects in terms of alterations in self-perception. It will also collect, analyse and socially contextualise big data to identify the cultural and technological causes of these changes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 997 803

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 997 803
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments