'FaceAge(ing)' workshop to pilot age progression software

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) will host a hands-on workshop piloting age progression software from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26.

The workshop will be led by Led by Andrew Belser, FaceAge executive director and producer and director of the ADRI, along with Amy Lorek, FaceAge director of engagement and education.

Participants will be among the first at Penn State to test the APRIL Face Aging Software, which will be featured on the upcoming national FaceAge tour. Participants across generations will pair up to experience the power of aging by testing this digital aging software. Registration is required and available at https://faceaging.eventbrite.com.

Belser, professor of movement, voice and acting, is touring FaceAge as the 2017-18 Penn State Laureate. He is currently researching in the areas of neurosensory perception, art/science collaborations, and the integration of movement and voice pedagogies into actor training.

Lorek directs education and engagement at the Center for Healthy Aging. Her research focuses on the psychological and sociological processes related to healthy aging. She is especially interested in how leisure and lifestyle choices may facilitate improved health and well-being, especially during mid and later life. In her role, she facilitates opportunities to bridge healthy aging research to its application in everyday life.

The Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) provides support for high-impact arts and design research projects. All programs are free and open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, take place in the ADRI (16 Borland Building).

For more information and to view the full listing of dialogues, workshops, and events, visit http://adri.psu.edu/calendar and connect with Penn State ADRI on Facebook.

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Last Updated February 12, 2018