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The Self-Portrait Machine Transfers Pictures into Drawings

By: Tisah Tucknott - Published: Jul 4, 2009   Updated: Jun 1 2011 • References: we-make-money-not-art and gearfuse
The Self-Portrait Machine was made by Jen Hui Liao, and is perfect for the ultra narcissist. The device takes a picture of the user and transforms it into a drawing with the help of the user.

The man-machine relationship generates a professional self-portrait and is made through controlled movement.

Check out the video to see how this project explores the cooperation between human and machine.

Implications - Consumers are constantly seeking out new technologies that are capable of producing older, vintage or antique-looking products. Vintage and retro designs, products and styles are highly popular today. A machine that can transform modern photographs into ones that appear to be drawn by hand will certainly satisfy consumer cravings for all things old or vintage that appear to have come from a historical period of time.