The interaction with machines made our daily life easier, faster and more efficient. Despite the rapid growth of technology, machines could not yet replace a simple smile, but now we have Face-o-mat.
(Also watch how it started: https://vimeo.com/61645611 )
Face-o-mat is Tobias Gutmann’s portrait machine that happened to travel 40’514 km, from Stockholm to Milan, Dar es Salaam, Tokyo and London. The social portrait-booth, was originally made of cardboard found in the trash, but has been upgraded to MDF to better withstand traveling. Since December 2012 Face-o-mat has produced over 700 portraits.
Follow the ongoing journey of Face-o-mat on Facebook and Tumblr:
All the Face-o-mat visitors. Without you this project would not be possible!
Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Rossana Orlandi, Milan
Art Market, Mwenge, Dar es Salaam
Brink, Graduate Design Talent & Tent London
Idée Garage, Tokyo
Camera: Tobias Gutmann, Hironori Tsukue (Milan), Bun (Tokyo)
Sounddesign: Markus Eriksson