Truth Mirror

Zhuoying Li

Truth Mirror is an installation that transforms one’s face based on three programatic beauty standards. Face preferences are collected as a survey for users to compare and appreciate their own differences.


In recent years, young East Asian women have become obsessed with a single standard of facial beauty. Truth Mirror seeks to raise the awareness of individuality. It consists of a screen, a camera and a physical controller. When a user picks her ethnicity and looks straight into the mirror, custom software morphs her facial proportion based on 3 standards: golden ratio proportions, the average face, and the average attractive face of her ethnicity. The user then picks the most attractive version of her face, which will be included in a visual survey of all users’ selections. By seeing everyone’s “beautified” face together, I hope users can realize the importance of their individuality.