h a l f b a k e r y
Faster than a stationary bullet.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Are you about to be famous?
From time to time everyone has their
photograph taken by a tourist, or other
photographer. These images end up on
the far side of the world, in photo
projected unto walls etc. Strangers who
will never meet, looking at the frozen
faces of other strangers.
is needed is an identification
method, to enable someone who decides
for some reason to contact you, as one of
these unknown characters.
This problem is solved by the Freeze
Framous name tag. The tag is a simple
badge you wear that displays a rapidly
scrolling identification name, such as
hotmail address. Under normal
this cannot be deciphered, but most
cameras will freeze frame capture the
image enabling it to be read in a still
||See, kids, this is your mom with Mohamed Atta!
||There are none who cannot identify Mark Flynn in His illuminated glory. But maybe some can't remember His webpage, so good idea.
||Dont most digital cameras seen into the near IR? Maybe IR reflective ink would be cheaper? Or do you need the Sony pantyshot, err powershot with nightvision to see that?
||If the camera 'freeze frames' someone walking past, then it also freeze frames the part of the address currently scrolling past. This badge would seem to work only for certain exposure speeds (At the scroll speed you suggest, maybe a 500th exposure or faster - ie only in bright light), otherwise it comes out as a coloured blob.
||The name or address would have to be short, and would have to be displayed at least twice and possibly three times; if the different displays were phased differently, the tag could be constructed so that at any reasonable exposure speed at least one would be legible (at least one would not be).