Adam Ash

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Analyzing the Mona Lisa smile

A computer at the University of Amsterdam has figured out the content of the Mona Lisa's smile: 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry, Agence France-Presse reported. The computer used emotion-recognition software to analyze the enigmatic Leonardo masterpiece, according to Saturday's issue of the British weekly New Scientist. The calculations, developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois, seek to assess mood by examining such features as the curvature of the lips and crinkles around the eyes and assigning a score to six basic emotions.

Jeez, and here I thought her smile was 100% smug.

1 Comments:

At 12/16/2005 9:15 AM, Blogger Kelley Bell said...

One of the cool things in that book that got so much hype (Dare I say the name...DaVinci Code) is that he says the Mona Lisa has masculine anatomy on the left side of the face, and feminine anatomy on the right.

Take a piece of paper and cover half the face. Its really neat. Note the heavier brow, deeper eye socket, and wider jaw on the left.

Some say DaVinci was gay, and that he used his knowlege of human anatomy to create an androginous (sp?) face.

The Original Pat from SNL!

Too funny.

 

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