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Our Former Faces

To put a human face on our ancestors, scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe. The heads are on display for the first time together at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Continue HERE

Text and Images via Discovery.

Performativity · Photographics

The Scotch Tape Series

The Scotch Tape Series by Wes Naman. See more HERE

Blog-Sites · Human-ities · Performativity · Technology

Literary Identity: The Composites

Brian Joseph Davis collects faces. Specifically, he collects the faces of fictional characters on The Composites, his blog of police sketches driven by reader suggestions. We talked with Brian about his motivations and process, and we followed him through the creation of one of our own favorite faces.

The Composites

Animalia · Paint/Illust./Mix-Media · Performativity · Science

Social Needs Help Sculpt Primate Faces

Color and pattern complexity in the faces of New World primates align with their social needs, according to research by University of California, Los Angeles, biologists. Those who live isolated from their kind have more distinctive facial color and markings. Those who live with more of their own tend to have plain faces, which could make facial expressions stand out more. In this diagram, warmer colors indicate greater complexity in facial color patterns. Illustrations of species here include drawings of (1) Cacajao calvus, (2) Callicebus hoffmansi, (3) Ateles belzebuth, (4) Alouatta caraya, (5) Aotus trivirgatus, (6) Cebus nigritus, (7) Saimiri boliviensis, (8) Leontopithecus rosalia, (9) Callithrix kuhli, (10) Saguinus martinsi and (11) Saguinus imperator.

Excerpt of an article written by Catherine Clabby, at American Scientist. Continue HERE. Illustrations by Stephen Nash. Figure courtesy of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.