What do our faces say about who we are?

We’ve stumbled upon Eric Testroete’s attempt to recreate and relive the days of Big Head mode in video games.

Inspired by the paperwork of Bert Simons and Haywan Chiu, he created the mask of himself for Halloween using 3D modeling programs and paper. When it caught our attention, we wondered why it’s interesting.

Is it because it reminds us of nostalgic elements in video games? Or because the mask is an artificial public image that’s hiding his real face underneath, and it might have parallels to how we interact with social media? Or maybe just because it’s fun and quirky to represent physical objects super-sized or super-minimized.

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