This was too good not to blog… also from Boing Boing, there is an art gallery of really creepy Photoshopped kids, somewhat reminiscent of IBM’s Linux boy, except more artsy. Some of them look like they just stepped right out of Ender’s Game… they look like super-intelligent cold-blooded killers.
Incidentally, this also made me think of Steve “the Cyborg Professor” Mann and his “filtered reality”… since he has a videocamera digitally recording everything he sees, he can take what he is seeing and change how it looks in realtime, so that the world he sees becomes living art. He has some interesting pictures on his site from recordings of sessions like this, but his site seems to be down now, unfortunately.
Idyllic childhood turned freaky and evil through overuse of sugar and pastels…
I think there was a NYTimes article on this a couple of days ago.
they sort of walk the line between tacky creepy and endearing