Man on the Curtain

by duncanr

“Man on the Curtain” is a system developed in Japan that uses a smartphone to project full-motion silhouettes of men on window curtains – to give the impression there is a man in the house – thereby deterring criminals from targeting women who live by themselves

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One Comment to “Man on the Curtain”

  1. Interesting idea, but they’d do well to fudge it up a little to make it more real.

    For instance, don’t center him perfectly in the frame, vary the lighting, have him move towards and away from the curtain, becoming fuzzier and more clear to the outside observer, mess up his hair a bit, then have it wet, add lapses where he is not visible at all, etc. He looks like an actor on a screen, exactly what you don’t want him to be.

    Current CGI suffers the same failures when it renders unreal things too clear, too even, and too perfect in movies. Only after you account for and incorporate normal, everyday nuances of the human eye and mind will you have yourself a blockbuster.

    PS: If you want to make absolutely certain the public knows he’s a man, there’s only one silhouette that will drive that point unequivocally home.

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