Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles

NameTag, an upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass uses facial recognition technology to match passersby to their social-media and dating info.

“Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called NameTag will allow you to photograph strangers and find out who they are — complete with social networking and online dating profiles.

Spot someone out and about that you want to identify, and you can capture their face using your device’s camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly to NameTag’s server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might have publicly posted photos of themselves.”

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Observed(o): Mode OFF

Observed project has finished in regard to their activity month. Now there is much work to sort and organize all material, photos and videos, which have been collected during the month of October.

We hope to present the project as a book or exhibition once the classification process is done. From this time we get to work also in the preparation of a dossier explaining how the project was done. It will include explanations and pictures of all actions.

Thanks again to all the contributors and volunteers.

The project is open to public presentation proposals, either from the material collected, or repeating public actions in another location.

Last DEMO action today.

Today, the last day of the project, we did another Demo action. It was during the weekly public market at El Camp d’Esports, in Lleida.


Photography by Santi Iglesias.

Observed(Mil2) – App is ready!

Finally La Panera art center app is updated in IOS app store. It includes a new art piece named Observed(Mil2) by Jordi V. Pou. This mobile art section follows the idea of the Observed(o) project as it’s really another action from it. A thousand eyes observing you as you observe them too.

This is the first release of the Observed(o) part of the app and it’s still a little buggy but it’s fully functional and will be updated soon.  So go and get it, it’s a free app. Read more info or download it in this link.



During October some websites have included in their front page one of the project downloadable GIFs. This is a short video showing those sites. Thanks for your collaboration!

Thanks to Pedro Arroyo, Anna Sàez, La Panera and UDL.