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A 2' x 3' frame featuring hundreds of mechanically
googly eyes that can look up, down, right, left or
straight ahead. The eyes are broken into about 20
sets of eyes all looking in a particular direction. No
where you stand, there are at least 20 pairs of eyes
at you because the entirety of the room is covered by all
Every few seconds they all shift, the eyes aimed at +20
degrees horizontal, -40 degrees from vertical would all
move to another position, and a different set would
to cover their old position. Likewise, all the other eyes
shift to different positions but there is no portion of the
room that ever has no eyes directly trained on it.
The idea is, as you walked by, a set of 20 pairs of eyes
would shift their gaze to you as if following your every
movement. I believe our eyes are so attuned to being
looked at that we'd quickly perceive the eyes looking our
way as distinct from those not looking at us.
Now I'm not sure if this would work, but the principal is
that, if you're walking by a crowd of people and ten
percent of that crowd all turned to look at you at the
time everybody else turned to look somewhere else,
perceive that. I could be wrong, but if I'm not, this little
piece or art would look like the little eyeballs were
turns following you around the room.
I think it could be a neat effect.
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||This is quite possibly a brilliant idea.
||Thank you Max. It occurred to that this concept could be
checked out by making a gif that scrolled through the
frames every few seconds. It could also be put on line as
sort of a creepy magic trick where no matter where you
stand in front of the computer screen you have eyes
||I think this may be kind of creepy. Just a wee bit though.