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Saturday June 17, 2017

Artist Uses Computer Model of His Face to Get French National ID Card

Someone in France managed to apply for an identification card by submitting a 3D model of his face instead of a traditional photo. Isn’t this technically illegal? Apparently, the uncanny valley does not apply to everybody.

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The photo I submitted for this request is actually a 3D model created on a computer, by means of several different software and techniques used for special effects in movies and in the video game industry. It is a digital image, where the body is absent, the result of an artificial process. The image corresponds to the official demands for an ID: it is resembling, is recent, and answers all the criteria of framing, light, bottom, and contrasts to be observed.

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