Using Facial Recognition To Express Emoticons

The Auto Smiley application uses facial recognition to monitor and digitally express when a user has made a smile.

Kyle Studstill
Kyle Studstill on March 24, 2010.

The Auto Smiley Project is the work of interactive artist Theo Watson of  FFFFFat Lab. The background-running desktop application uses facial recognition to monitor when a user has made a smile, at which point it inserts the ASCII smiley face characters “:)” to the frontmost text application.

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Kyle Studstill is a regular contributor to Kyle works as a consultant working at the New York office of PSFK. His background is in analysis, from the analysis of cultural and technological change, to analysis of consumer and human insight, to military intelligence analysis with the US Intelligence and Security Command. Kyle loves the future, much like O'Brien from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.