AR face filter, 2020
This filter was designed as an anonymization tool. It replaces one’s face with a synthetic (AI-generated) face to keep privacy. It could have been handy during events with strict photo policy, but it did not make it through the approval process. Apparently, it contains “a photograph or photorealistic image of a person” (violation of Spark AR/Instagram Policy 2.11). Except that it doesn’t. The faces in this effect are all genuinely generated by StyleGAN; they don’t belong to any human being, but yes, we agree - it is definitely an unsettling experience to try it on your face.
collaboration w/ Pavol Rusnák