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Newer theories of facial expression have called into question earlier ones known chiefly through the work of Paul Ekman (Basic Emotions Theory or BET) finding that basic human emotions such as anger, fear, disgust, surprise, sadness and joy are reflected in predictable and universal facial displays.
Why qualify with quotation marks Coco Chanel’s undeniably great contributions to fashion, cosmetology and, indeed, women’s liberation? After all, she was once deemed one of the twentieth century’s most influential women.
To preview the novel, we introduce and briefly describe the major characters—as in a play or historical fiction: their identities, descriptions and backgrounds—encouraging the reader to anticipate how they might think and act. In fact, it is that sense of expectation—and inevitability—that epitomizes effective character-driven fiction.
Examples of body language: Stature, as in height (tall, short, medium) or build (average, under or overweight or development), posture and body proxemics (straight or slouching, leaning forward or back, tense or relaxed, confident or fearful, friendly, threatening or retreating), and gestures (often mirroring posture: friendly, hostile, deceitful, and when used with speech can reinforce the speaker’s meaning or detract from it).
The Peoples Republic of China’s new mass surveillance of its citizens is apparently coupled to its Social Credit System, wherein points are awarded or subtracted according to how well those monitored behave, primarily in the workplace and in public.
As reported in New York Magazine, college students exhibited “New York face”, a “grim mask of discontent” that signaled their stress, anxiety and depression. The writer concludes: “We could diagnose a national case of “USA face” given that America recently ranked 18th in the U.N.’s “World Happiness Report.”
This novel is dedicated to the over 7 billion faces of the human “race”, diverse enough to comprise all of our distinct identities, yet homogeneous enough to mark us, unmistakably, as members of the same family. My interest in the science of faces began in...
The science behind Faces Tell All: Facial images dominate the worlds of art, media, fashion and entertainment, but also increasingly, law-enforcement and national security. Why are faces so important?
Our website presents the innovative techno-thriller, Faces Tell All, while inviting you and the wider world to comment on the increasingly-important topic of faces and related issues: Faces Technology (Facial Recognition and Analysis, Surveillance, Computer-Generated Imagery, Life-Like Robots, Artificial Intelligence), Matchmaking and Dating, Employment Screening, Social Psychology, Body Language, Cosmetology, Beauty, Fashion, Art, Photography, Mass Media, Advertising, Cinema and TV, National Security, Espionage and Spy Novels, International and Multicultural Relations, Racism, Narcissism, Celebrity Worship, Chinese Face Reading, Chinese Medicine and Philosophy, U.S. vs. China, Propaganda and Cultural Warfare…