A Model Child

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Eduardo Navas has created a charming (and haunting) portrait of a professional child model, "Chloe" -- at the urging of the girl's mom and dad. Navas observed that even when Chloe was photographed for casual vacation shots, she was always "on" for the camera, or at least aware of it. The Web portrait of this self-aware six year old utilizes straight Javascript and HTML manipulating sliced images. The pictures evolve every ten seconds, along with the background color as well. The image is never the same twice, as Chloe, as she herself grows, will never be, although she might try to remain in "character" as she poses for the camera. Navas is currently Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches technical and theoretical multimedia principles in the Art and Art History Department.