18 June 2008

[liff] Optional Illusion


Is it Albert Einstein ... or Marilyn Monroe?

It depends on how far back from this graphic you stand ...

And that's the optional part. Up close, Albert. Stand back a few feet ... Marilyn.

While I have no frigg'n idea how they did it, one suspects it's the same property of human eyesight that makes a big funny mosaic of pixels become a detailed, delicately-shaded desktop icon when viewed at size.

Also can't figure out where it's come from. But it's all over the intarmets.

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LaurenMarie - Creative Curio said...

Oh weird! It's created on the Gestalt theory. It looks like they just blurred Marilyn's picture and lined up the dark and light parts pretty well. The farther you stand back the less sharp detail you can see of Al and the blurry details of Marilyn come into focus a little better (at least better than Al's).

Still, it's pretty cool!

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

That's what I was thinking ... but you put it much better than I did.

yep, cool and clever.

Thanks for the insight!