Link: Ghostly face emerges from averaging photos of inanimate objects

From Ethan Siegel: I’m weirdly fascinated by the ghostly image of a human face that emerges after averaging dozens of inanimate objects: “Averaging Inanimate Objects Can Produce Human Faces”.

The trick is that objects around us, from parking meters to tractors, have been designed with face-like symmetry.

It does make you wonder, though, whether there is reality beneath all this work from evolutionary psychology about “average faces”.