2002-05-07 – Pseudo 3D urban camo

A similar effect is why faces painted on a flat surface seem to follow you around the room. The lack of shadowing and depth means that the brain thinks the face is turned to look directly at you, whatever your position.
An interesting idea might be to create a see through face mask, such as you can buy with cammo already painted onto it, and print, instead, the face of a famous person. The effect would, I suspect, be something quite bizarre, since the face would be flattened by the mask (somewhat like a robber wearing a stocking) then the fake “3-D” effect from the image printed onto the mask would trick the brain into seeing a 3 dimensional image.
It would certainly get you noticed walking down the street… especially if you looked like Tony Blair or Osama Bin Laden!

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