Change My Face
Change My Face provides innovative ageing software allowing people to visualise themselves in the future and showing effects of lifestyle such as drinking, smoking, tanning, diet, stress and pollution. We make software for education, science, health, pensions and HR. Our apps have been no.1 in 16 countries, achieving over 1 million downloads and reaching out to a global audience.

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Facing the Future

👤 🕔 March 22, 2017 Comments Off on Facing the Future

We are excited to have contributed towards a new installation by the YBA Artist Gillian Wearing who imagines herself as a 70-year-old in series of images unveiled as part of exhibition at National Portait Gallery

Not everyone will want to know what they might look like when they are 70, but the artist Gillian Wearing is more than happy to contemplate it, dozens of times.

The National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday unveiled a huge wall of images called Rock ’n’ Roll 70 Wallpaper showing a digitally aged Wearing in about 30 different situations and clothes.

They include Wearing as a 70-year-old biker girl in a white vest with breast enhancements and tattoos, and a more down-to-earth Wearing in a dowdy yellow sweater posing happily with her real-life partner, Michael Landy, who is also digitally aged.

There is also a triptych comprising an image of Wearing as she is today, one of her digitally aged, and a blank space to be filled in with a photograph when the artist really is 70.

Sarah Howgate, the gallery’s contemporary curator, said Wearing worked closely with forensic scientists for the project. “It is exploring issues which affect us all … ageing, memento mori, the transience of life,” she said.

Gillian Wearing poses in front of the wall of images
Wearing poses in front of the wall of images showing her 70-year-old selves. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

The work is part of a new show opening on Thursday that presents works by Wearing alongside pieces by the early 20th-century French surrealist artist Claude Cahun.

Both are from vastly different backgrounds but there are many parallels between them, hence the reason for the show.

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask is at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 March to 29 May.

Sugar Face..what effects our lifestyle choices can have on our looks

👤 🕔 May 25, 2016 Comments Off on Sugar Face..what effects our lifestyle choices can have on our looks

By LYNSEY CLARKE

08:20, 14 May 2016

SUGAR can age the skin as much as smoking and boozing, new evidence claims.

Experts have dubbed the effects of too much sweetness sugar face, saying it reduces elasticity in the skin and can cause wrinkles.

Here, forensic medical artist Auriole Prince uses The Suns LYNSEY CLARKE, 31, to show through age progression what ten more years of sugar, coffee, smoking, booze and using computers could do to her complexion.

Consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson Dr Nisith Sheth explains the problems.

Normal face

Copyright STEWART WILLIAMS 07956 568150 SUN WOMAN. Lynsey Clarke Ageing. Pictures of Lynsey will be digitally aged to reflect the damage done by continually living different life styles 11/5/16

Sugar face

Copyright STEWART WILLIAMS 07956 568150 SUN WOMAN. Lynsey Clarke Ageing. Pictures of Lynsey will be digitally aged to reflect the damage done by continually living different life styles 11/5/16

Dark circles, spots, open pores, wrinkles, sun damage.

Dr Sheth says: There is evidence to suggest that the glycation process, which is caused by high blood sugar, worsens ageing by causing wrinkles and fine lines.

There is also some evidence that high GI foods – fast release sugars such as sugary drinks or sweets – can make acne worse AND make the skin oily.

Lynseys verdict: Thank God I prefer savoury to sweet. I gave up chocolate for Lent this year and seeing what sugar could do to my skin has made me consider cutting it out for good.

I knew that eating cakes and biscuits could cause the odd spot but I had no idea about the wrinkles.

Booze face

Jowls, swollen salivary glands, broken veins, rosacea, dehydration, bloodshot eyes, wrinkles.

Dr Sheth says: Alcohol causes dilation of the blood vessels, which in turn causes flushing and rosacea, permanent redness and spots.

Lynseys verdict: I am partial to a glass of wine so seeing what it can do has terrified me. The red cheeks and bloated neck are especially unattractive.

Smoking face

Copyright STEWART WILLIAMS 07956 568150 SUN WOMAN. Lynsey Clarke Ageing. Pictures of Lynsey will be digitally aged to reflect the damage done by continually living different life styles 11/5/16

Lines and wrinkles, leathery skin, dull complexion, tramlines above lip, more prominent scarring.

Dr Sheth says: Caffeine can open blood vessels and for some this causes a rosy complexion.

Lynseys verdict: “My face has lost any plumpness and looks really gaunt and sallow. It’s enough to put anyone off sparking up.”

Coffee face

Heightened stress spots or breakouts, dehydrated skin, rosy cheeks, dark circles.

Dr Sheth says: Caffeine can open blood vessels and for some this causes a rosy complexion.

Lynseys verdict: I am of the flat white generation and enjoy a frothy coffee each day but I try to balance it out with lots of water. Coffee certainly doesnt have the worst effects on the skin but I wont overdo it.

Computer face

Turkey tech-neck, drooping jowls, frown lines, wrinkles around eyes

Dr Sheth says: Looking at a screen all day could increase wrinkles and being inside an air-conditioned office for long periods can dry out the skin.

Lynseys verdict: The effect the use of technology has around my neck and eyes worries me. I had no idea air-conditioning dehydrated the skin.

Original photos taken by Stewart Williams

Ageing Mirror

👤 🕔 October 2, 2013 Comments Off on Ageing Mirror

Sagging jowls, wrinkles, greying hair….welcome to Ageing Mirror which will show you how you could look years to come…this is great software to use at events to give users an insight into their future selves and can also help to make younger people more aware that they will be older one day…and is currently being used by the charity Independent Age. Simply, the user can upload or take a photo, position their face, eyes and mouth, then see themselves in the future with age spots, wrinkles, greying hair and jowls. The software can be adapted to show 10, 20 and 30 years as well as including a short questionaire and lifespan too. The software can be seen at Independent Age.

 

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Junk Food Mirror

👤 🕔 May 7, 2013 Comments Off on Junk Food Mirror

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Ever wanted to see how you would look if you live off fast food, fizzy drinks and lots of sugary foods? Soon you’ll be able to see in our new app Junk Food Mirror…watch this space.

Smoking Time Machine

👤 🕔 March 5, 2013 Comments Off on Smoking Time Machine

Smoking Time Machine is out now – download it here!

The Smoking Time Machine has been launched by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in its campaign around No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13th March. It has reached over 60,000 downloads. Forensic Artist, Auriole Prince says:

“We are really excited to be working with Cumbria partnership, this is the first time Smoking Time Machine has been used in a public health campaign and we think the app works brilliantly as a shock tactic to show people what will happen to their appearance if they carry on smoking.”

Smoking Time Machine, available to download for free on iTunes and Android aims to appeal to people’s vanity by showing how one will age with the effects of smoking – deeper wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, sagging jowls and a grey pallor to the skin. Users can also see themselves aged 10 and 20 years without the effects of smoking therefore giving them a positive outlook.

Mary Kiddy, Head of Childrens Services at Cumbria Partnership says We are targeting the campaign at young people because research has shown that 40% of regular smokers take up the habit before they are 16 and therefore its imperative we get the message across to youngsters about how dangerous smoking is before they experiment….Cumbria Partnership will also be hosting a webchat from Kendal College on No Smoking Day (13th March) and will be releasing a brand new smoking time machine app to help young people see what they will look like in years to come with the effects of smoking. This is to highlight the fact that smoking can age the skin by up to ten years.”

Smoking Time Machine is available to download here.

Drinking Mirror becomes US hit

👤 🕔 February 20, 2013 Comments Off on Drinking Mirror becomes US hit

Thomas Quinn for the Big Issue writes:

The effects of alcohol are not pretty – as shown by the Drinking Mirror, a very successful app promoting a healthier lifestyle

Back at the beginning of January, as Britain struggled to overcome its collective festive hangover, the Scottish government released an iPhone app, which exploded in popularity. The app was conceived as part of a campaign aimed at women whose slogan, Drop a Glass Size, was designed to encourage a radical change in drinking habits north of the border.

Developed by Auriole Prince, a forensics artist working with Rancon, a Cheltenham-based software company, the Drinking Mirror invites you to upload a photo of yourself, fill in how many units you drink a week and, at the swipe of a finger, see what you are going to look like in 10 years.

It isnt pretty. In fact, the results bloated and blotchy are, in general, both hilarious and depressingly terrible. Ageing is always an approximation, especially with an app, says Prince, who has exploited her skills in the past on missing persons campaigns.

It has to be an automatic process so you are taking an approximation and making it work for everybody. Its not particularly scientific but it is a fun way of getting the message across. The effects of drinking include weight gain its calorific. And it dehydrates the skin, therefore you lose the elasticity in your skin it wrinkles more.

Its brilliant. Because it is instantaneous, anyone can use it, and it is doing it to your own face, not someone elses. It gets the message home a lot harder when you see it on yourself. Younger people might not pick up leaflets, but they will use an app and play with it.

Even after just a few weeks, it seems the strategy has been a success. With only a relatively modest press launch, the Drinking Mirror has been downloaded more than 330,000 times, topped the app charts and been featured in national and international media from The Sun to the Wall Street Journal and NBCs Today Show.

Jill Walker, head of health marketing for the Scottish government, says the app allows people to understand the significance of a unit of alcohol. It also shows how small, easy changes to drinking habits can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being, she adds.

While this is great news for the Scottish governments campaign, its also a clear indication that an app boom might just be round the corner, selling government messages straight into our hands. Ivana Farthing, head of mobile and consumer technology at Diffusion PR, points to US data that shows the average consumer watches 168 minutes of TV per day but spends 127 minutes in mobile apps up 35 per cent year on year.

So if the popularity in mobile apps continues, its only a matter of time before apps overtake TV as the key channel for media consumption, she says. Although TVs are evolving with smart TV apps, so it may never happen.

Jan Heuff, managing director of Rancon, sees app potential everywhere. Most recently he has been working with finance companies, bringing gamer technology to apps that explain the importance of pension funds and investments.

Its a very personal form of communication, he argues. Your phone is a private, personal object. If you can put something on there that talks to people in a meaningful way, it is a powerful piece of communication.”

For Stephen Lepitak, news editor of marketing magazine The Drum, its no surprise that governments are increasingly turning to this relatively new technology.

The reach of an app is never likely to exceed that of a TV campaign, although it is likely to be a tenth of the price in terms of development. Native apps are also able to offer what a TV campaign cannot an element of interactivity and a platform that can directly engage and connect the user with those sending out the messages using social channels. They can also provide highly relevant and exact data which, again, TV campaigns cannot.

The trend is set to continue. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, Christmas Day 2012 saw, globally, eight million new computer tablets switched on for the first time. While iPads still dominate, the growth in Android tablets and the launch of Microsofts Surface show the platform is becoming as Jan Heuff puts it not just desirable but essential.

But while Apples app store alone has more than 800,000 titles, the problem for developers and campaigners will, increasingly, be getting their app noticed in a crowded marketplace. A free Welsh government app, Choose Well, designed to provide health information in English and Welsh, recently came under fire from politicians because, at a cost of 26,000 it had only been downloaded by 1,183 people a cost of about 22 a person.

As an agency our mantra is engage, entertain and reward, Heuff reflects. If you can do those three things youve got yourself at least a hope of having a hit.

Now Magazine

👤 🕔 November 30, 2012 Comments Off on Now Magazine

 

 

See how Chloe Simms will look if she continues a diet high in junk food, Nicola McLean with her binge drinking and Jasmine Lennard with her smoking in years to come.

 

 

Drinking Time Machine features on Dry January

👤 🕔 November 26, 2012 Comments Off on Drinking Time Machine features on Dry January

Give your body a much needed break from drinking this monthgo to the Dry Januarywebsite to get more top tips and to try out Drinking Time Machine.

Dry January website

 

 

Alcohol Awareness Week

👤 🕔 November 22, 2012 Comments Off on Alcohol Awareness Week

It’s been a great week with Drinking Time Machine being featured on an innovative new campaign by Leeds NHS www.corkersleeds.co.uk – just go to the website to meet the Corker family, mum, dad, Jack and Tia and click on the clock to have a go at DTM or go to the app store for free downloads! DTM will also be featured in campaigns by Alcohol Concern and Bath NHS.

We had an informative session with a group of Year 10’s, All Saint’s Academy in Cheltenham, Glos and their fantastic teacher Miss Ball. We discussed how people age and what excessive drinking can do to the skin….they were quite horrified to hear that a large glass of wine could be equal in calories to a Big Mac or slice of cake! On seeing herself aged 10 years with the effects of alcohol, Libby said it was a ‘wake up call’ and I think the DTM software got them all talking about alcohol. 88% of the pupils agreed that Drinking Time Machine would make them think about how much alcohol they drink in the future. The session was recorded by the Gloucestershire Echo and BBC Radio Glos. Thanks to All Saints for inviting us.

 

Drinking Time Machine in altn8 campaign

👤 🕔 September 11, 2012 Comments Off on Drinking Time Machine in altn8 campaign

HOW will you look in 10 years
time if you keep drinking to
high levels?
Health bosses in Blackpool are
hoping the latest weapon in the
ght against alcohol abuse will
help cut the numbers of those
who drink to excess once they
see how booze will age them.
The resort has 130 licensed
premises along and around the
Promenade alone, and gures show
more than 45,000 local residents
thats one in four drink above the
recommended levels.
About a fth are classed as
dependent drinkers.
And Blackpool has the highest
rates of alcohol-related deaths in
the country 1.3 a year per 1,000
people men, and 0.8 per 1,000 women.
Now chiefs at NHS Blackpool have
unveiled their latest plan to tackle
the problem, using Drinking Time
Machine software created by
Auriole Prince.
The time machine will feature
on the organisations altn8 campaign
website, and aims to show people the
visible damage boozing will do to
their face.
The user will simply upload a
photo of themselves to see what they
could look like after years of alcohol
consumption. It shows the visual
results, such as bloated ushed
cheeks and bloodshot eyes.
It is hoped the tool will appeal to
the vanity of younger people and help
deter them from drinking too much.
Steve Morton, alcohol lead for
public health, Blackpool, said: We
believe software like the Drinking
Time Machine will help us deal with
excessive alcohol consumption in
Blackpool.
It offers an opportunity to target
the younger age group.
Younger people are not normally
as concerned about their long-term
health, but are concerned by their
image, this software will help them
realise just how much they are
damaging their looks.
Alcohol is a major part of
Blackpool life, we are encouraging
people to be sensible and not drink
the amounts which can lead to
serious conditions.
For more information, or to view
the tool, log on to www.blackpool.
nhs.uk and search for altn8.