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MaxCo.'s flyscreens are custom-made
upon receipt of a photograph of your
loved one or favourite dog, and are
suitable only for use in conjunction with
windows or glazed doors.
Each screen (which looks like a perfectly
ordinary fine mesh screen) is supplied
a matching transparent
film is printed with very fine lines, in a
seemingly regular grid similar to the
itself. The adhesive film is fixed to the
glass, and the mesh screen is fixed in
front of it as usual.
As if by magic (yet, strangely and
importantly, no magic is involved), a
shimmering replica of your photograph
appears, floating and shifting at an
indefinite distance in front of the screen.
"Why Maxwell! How do you do that??", I
hear you cry. Easy, I respond. Although
the screen and film appear to show
mesh patterns, the lines are fractionally
offset in a carefully computed way. When
superimposed and viewed at the correct
angle, the Moiré effect creates a
shimmering, shifting ghost of an image.
Batteries not included.
[MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2008]
Moire animation sculpture
shameless self-promotion [xaviergisz, Jan 14 2008]
aussi [xenzag, Jan 14 2008]
In a similar vein...
I passed thru' Brisbane the other day, and this building looks awesome as you drive by. [neutrinos_shadow, Jan 15 2008]
||One star field screen, please.
||[+] I have a Psycho shower curtain - this
could have a similar scary image.