Week 9 Reflection

What i found to be the most interesting was the analysis of the difference between the human eye and mentality of seeing faces in different objects while a computer is unable to do so.  Random blobs have been used by psychiatrists for many years to find out what their patients see in it. If a computer used this system it would not work because their job is to analyse and not to be analysed.

Image result for seeing faces in random things

This is my favourite of the images of faces in random things. I think the reason that i like this one is because it is in a building that has been around for a long time making it in a way a historical face in a random object. Also like with many faces in random objects it is completely unplanned but unlike many other ones this one is literally set in stone. It is also quite cute as well.

The most informative part for me as it was something that i have never really considered before it that facial recognition can be used for historical portraits. While obviously there needs to be care in thinking how reliable the results could be it could potentially open up a very interesting form of historical debate and maybe even answer some unanswered questions.


Bibliography:  Plafke, J. (2011, February 9). 50 things that look like faces. Retrieved November 2, 2016, from http://www.themarysue.com/things-that-look-like-faces-pareidolia/

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