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#a3 :: Flickering lion

February 16, 2008

flickeringlion.jpgMass production fills my hands daily with cheap marvels.

Lenticular-screen images serve up false-3D images and crude animations via devilishly simple technology: A backing card imprinted with two images side-by-side, half-blended, is overlaid with triangular-grooved plastic. Your left and right eyes see different images simultaneously (3D) or one image shifting to the next. As you move the image your brain shoehorns the visual noise into whatever spatial orientation makes the most sense.

This lion is, oddly, one of two in my house. Click to see his roar – which sounds oddly like what I was listening to at the time.

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