Friday, January 6

four eyes mind-fucking pic

In honor of my new glasses, here's a photoshopped pic that makes my head hurt.

27 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

I find that looking at it with one eye closed gives me less of a headache.

3:03 PM  
Blogger John said...

It reminds me of the way things appear when I look at them over the top of my glasses.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking at it makes me feel like being way too drunk while desperately trying to fall asleep.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous ghanima said...

I *really* can't tell how it actually looks!

3:14 PM  
Blogger c()ry said...

You almost don't notice the two mouths.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Ookami Snow said...

That gives me a headache.

I guess that means: “Congrats on making a picture that hurts to look at!”

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink Floyd, Relics

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice, i drew this and use it on my business card after seeing it a while ago.



-e

4:07 PM  
Blogger digimortal said...

it looks pretty normal....when your drunk..lol

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch! I was getting left brain/right brain video feedback with intense pain until I closed one, then two eyes.

Well done ( i think )

4:18 PM  
Blogger bjimba said...

That reminds me of the album cover for the 1977 Harry Nilsson album Knnillssonn. Follow this link to see what I mean.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AHHHH!!! MY EYES!!!!!

4:44 PM  
Anonymous TinThing said...

Anyone know where this picture originally comes from?

I'd love a hi-res version from the original creator.

4:47 PM  
Blogger newscoma said...

After throwing up after looking at this photo for too long, I have to tell you that you are brilliant.
Partying since 1977. Okay, That's about right for me too.
Going to have a scotch now because I'm feeling decidedly out of focus since the pic. The adult beverage should help.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prepare to hurt.

More ads using this technique

5:35 PM  
Blogger tomas said...

Nice... I remember a picture of Robert Anton Wilson that used exactly the same trick. I think it has to do with the way we scan facial features. There was a study about people with bilateral amygdala damage that had difficulties with the recognition of facial expressions (fear in particular), and it turned out they failed to look at the eyes... when told to look at the eyes they successfuly identified the emotion. It seems that normal people have spontaneous fixtation on the eyes when viewing faces, and patients with bilateral amygdala damage don't... so maybe the magic of this picture wouldn't work with those patients.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Ericheuk said...

Wow~anwsome! A nice photoshoped picture, but my eyes..... O.O

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It hurts to look at, but honestly, the web page with the black background and white text is even more painful.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Salamagundi said...

brilliant.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous sean said...

if you turn your head sideways and cross your eyes, then it's perfectly normal.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Mr.T said...

This is a very cool picture, but I get no pain or anything from looking at it. Does it actually cause some people pain? The only odd effect I notice is that when I'm looking at the eyes (either pair), the mouths kinda almost flicker a little (and vice versa). Other than that no pain or other oddities.

~ Mr.T

7:14 PM  
Anonymous BigG said...

Very disturbing, but as hard to look away from as a car wreck!
Great job!
Found this on boingboing.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been on the internet for a loooooong time. Suprised it made it on boing boing :)

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find that if you cover up either the mouth or the eyes, the pain of looking at it goes away.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Florian said...

I have a copy of this same image from a few years ago. I don't think Mason did the work himself. (And he doesn't say he made the image either.) Just wanted to clarify that the image has been around a while. It's still a fun picture however. ;-)

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did the artist take the time to draw this image? I have a headache just looking at it for a few seconds.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the weird thing is... if you look at it from 6 or 7 feet away from the monitor, it looks perfectly normal.

12:06 AM  

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