Chronotopic Anamorphosis: a Fancy Name for a Trippy Video Effect

This crazy video is the test of some new video software that had a clip "digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different frames in the display. The result is a distortion of the figures caused by their motion in time, or, as Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls it: chronotopic anamorphosis." My money is on this becoming a plugin on the next generation of Photo Booth, because it's certifiably badass. [Vimeo via Kottke]


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Reminds me of this weird interaction between photography and the real world.