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Religiously Acceptable Camera

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It has recently come to my attention that several bibles state that one isn't allowed to make graven images of anything in the sky, in the seas or on the earth.

Setting aside the "graven" bit, this clearly imposes severe restrictions on photography.

Fortunously, MaxCo. has the answer. Our Degravening Camera uses advanced processing to identify the key parts in any image - eyes, ears, grass, rocks, water, air and so forth.

Using advanced superficial untelligence algorithms, the software then creates twin images, each of which has reciprocal blocks of pixels omitted to ensure that neither image alone represents anything, graven or otherwise. These two images are then joined side by side to produce a single double-width image.

The Degravening Camera is supplied with a stylish pair of Regravening Goggles, which enable the viewer to see the twin images superimposited, creating the illusion of a single, seamless and otherwise forbidden image.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 27 2014

Rashad Alakbarov http://www.moillusi...ashad-1-600x900.jpg
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       How can a two dimensional image be “graven”?
ytk, Jul 27 2014

       I think the bibles are a bit lax on that one.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 27 2014

       Just seems to me that there are plenty of paintings of God (and friends), so that's probably cool. But there's a reason you never see statues of Jesus, for example. I mean, except around the neck of every Catholic, but that obviously doesn't count. It all makes total sense.
ytk, Jul 27 2014

       // two dimensional image   

       Is there such a thing, other than a shadow?   

       I like this idea, it's a lot easier to carry around than Rashad Alakbarov's pictures made from seemingly random bits of coloured glass, which when you shine a light through them...
not_morrison_rm, Jul 27 2014

       Not sure you can put graven bit aside. This idea really only enhances the technology of 'gravening' than bypassing it. Surely if a camera's image can be graven, two camera's images combined can be graven. Even though the image has been 'scrambled' it's still essentially like cutting an image in two halves then rejoining them. That's in terms of the amount of visual information of each half.
rcarty, Jul 28 2014

       Any relation to the Basilisk stare cameras from the Laundry Files?
not_morrison_rm, Jul 28 2014

       Well as long as the image capture mechanism of the camera doesn't mechanically ablate material from a substrate to create each image, you should be safe.
pocmloc, Jul 28 2014

       //Is there such a thing, other than a shadow?//   

       You're making the mistake of conflating the image with the medium. The “graven images” prohibition is specifically meant to refer to idols in the form of statues, which by definition must be sculpted in three dimensions.
ytk, Jul 28 2014

       Maybe, the bible is trying to preempt graffiti in all it's forms. Aerial sign writing, dyed embankments, oh the sacrilege. All for pristine photographs.
wjt, Jul 28 2014


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