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Facing Age: Art and Technology Come Together to Connect Generations

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Side of a woman's face. Photo by Andrew Belser.

The reactions were intense. Some of the participants cried, some got angry and some stood in shocked silence. The television screens loomed in front of them, displaying images of their distorted and unrecognizable faces. “That’s not me,” a number of them whispered.

But it was them. The six participants were staring at themselves, digitally aged by up to 30 years. The projection was part of the first showing of “Face.Age: A Multimedia Template for Cross-Generational Interactions,” an art installation in North Carolina established by Andrew Belser, a Penn State faculty member who uses technology to bring the young together with the old. For the full story, by Jennifer Struble, IT Communications, click here.