Museum visitor creates monstrosities by swapping faces with statues

statue face swap

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Now this is art.

If you’re not using your smartphone to swap faces with your friends, or your friends’ boobs, or your friends’ vape clouds, what the hell are you waiting for? Face recognition will likely render our society a fascist security state before long, but for now, it’s just weird, goofy, high-tech fun.

The latest and greatest application of this software comes courtesy of a museum-goer who realized he could easily trade mugs with all the statues. Is this an insult to the beauty and form of classical art? No, it is art.

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Impressive work. Good luck face-swapping with a Picasso, though.

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'