Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt

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 A07 0-062


Anna Eilers

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Psychological Methods and Statistics Division
Department of Psychology
Faculty VI - Medical and Health Sciences
University of Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg

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Fascination Face - What our facial expressions reaveal

From 19th May 2019 to 22nd September 2019 our Mimik-Explorer (Zuse Institut Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg) is exposed in the Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland. The Mimik-Explorer is an interactive user interface to a Mimik-Archiv based upon a statistical model of facial morphology and an unconventional combination of science communication and psychological experiment within an artistic installation. Have fun trying it out!


Looking someone in the face is no longer limited to personal encounters. Faces have also become omnipresent in our media: in newspapers, on posters or on screens. Politics and science as well as technology and advertisement use our faces in oder to exploit their imagery for their own purposes. But what can a face really say about us? And to whom does our face belong in the age of digital media? The exhibition impressively illuminates the crucial role the face plays in our daily lives and encourages us to perceive our counterparts more consciously.

(Changed: 2020-01-23)