Patrick Tresset is a creator of Paul – the robot portrait-maker till the 9th of July at Tenderpixel (Soho, London)
Paul is able to realize portraits of human faces. Coupled with an a webcam, its electronic eye scans the environment in search of faces and, when it finds one, it’s hard at work on his canvas. The project was implemented in the computing department of Goldsmiths University of London, with funding from the Leverhulme Trust. For its creator, on the border between science and art, is to create autonomous entities that become cyber projections of the artist and the way it operates.