Pi: Platform for Investigation
Our November installment of Pi: Platform for Investigation will explore the science of face perception, through interactive displays and hands-on activities.
It's Written All Over Your Face – Saturday 12 November
The face provides information about how a person is feeling, their age, gender, and background. It also provides the most important clue to identity, and this is why bank robbers and superheroes wear masks!
In this event we will explore the science of face perception. We will consider 'super-recognisers', why faces are attractive, and how we identify known people, as well as demonstrate cutting-edge face animation work and look at how faces age.
We will also collect some 'live' data in a 5 minute experiment, with members of the public invited to contribute their views.
Activities will include:
- Creating a face using stickers
- Face ageing demonstration
- Make your own hollow face dragon
- Mini experiments on famous face recognition and mindfulness
- Moving face composite demonstration/tasks
- Optical illusion-based tasks