Site uses software to create police portraits of characters

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Um site na internet está publicando images de personagens famosos da ficção produzidas por um software da polícia para a construção de retrato falado. The site The Composites, of writer and artist Brian Joseph Davis, of New York, became an internet sensation, attracting more than 6,000 followers in just three days in the air. Users can suggest characters to be recreated with the police software.

retratoCom ajuda da technology, Brian Joseph Davis already drew the faces of both classic characters – for example, Humbert Humbert in Lolita, the writer Vladimir Nabokov, or Emma Bovary, Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert – as protagonists of more recent works – as Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium trilogy, of Stieg Larsson.

Lisbeth Salander is described by Larsson as “a pale and lean young, with short hair like a wick, piercing in the nose and eyebrow. She has a tattoo of a vespa of an inch on your neck, an arc tattooed on his left biceps and another on his left ankle”.

Davis States that, In addition to suggestions, ele também recebe muitas críticas pelo seu work. “Readers imagine these characters from the film versions of works”, says Davis. “Many people complained, for example, My novel Jane Eyre's character Rochester, by Charlotte Brontë doesn't look like Michael Fassbender actor who lived in Rochester 2011 to the cinema.” However, not all fictional characters can be recreated.

Despite the pleas of netizens, Davis was unable to produce images of faces of Holden Caulfield – the protagonist of the shooter in the rye, j. D. Salinger – or of Kilgore Trout – recurring character in the works of Kurt Vonnegut, United States.

Second Davis, There is sufficient physical descriptions of the characters in the books of Salinger and Vonnegut. The writer, It also publishes a literary magazine, believes that the internet can help rescue the interest in literature, by offering new forms of engagement of the readership with the works. “The response of the people to this project on the part of fans in literature test, in some ways, that people want to have experiences in completely new ways literature, and that there are many tools to do this.”

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