It will likely be a few more decades before we get to gene-splice ourselves to become cheetah-men and hawk-women, but in the meantime, you can test out what your animal self might look like with a cool new 3D visualization tool.
Created by artist Karolina Sobecka the construct was made using FaceTracker, Unity3d, openFrameworks, Blender3d, and ofxFaceTracker. The person's head movements and facial expressions are mimicked by the 3D animal avatar and presented onto the mirror in real-time. Sobecka calls the set-up "All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures," but we might go for something a little less unwieldy like "animal mirror mask" or something thereabouts.
You can see the animal mirror mask in action in the video below.