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Who's that Girl?

With over half a million CCTV cameras in London and the average Londoner being caught on camera up to 300 times a day, CCTV is big business. However, research has found that people are often inaccurate when attempting to recognize unfamiliar people from memory, especially in eyewitness scenarios. Dana Centre visitors will be invited to participate in live scientific research testing their ability to identify a real person from a CCTV image.

Recent advances in facial recognition, reconstruction, disfigurement and beauty research will be explored in a series of events at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre. From the hard-hitting and controversial to the creative and self-indulgent, the Dana Centre will tackle humankind’s inherent obsession with faces. The series will complement the forthcoming Future Face exhibition at the Science Museum in association with the Wellcome Trust running from 1 October 2004 - February 2005.

Delving into the social, ethical, moral and political implications of this groundbreaking field the events - running from Tuesday 5 October to Tuesday 2 December 2004 - offer the public a chance to discuss how faces and identity intertwine as well as probing common reactions to different types of faces.


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Date and Time:

23 November 2004 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
+44 20 79 42 40 40
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Science Museum
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