POV Yellow Lace

The POV yellow lace as a virtual image rendering. The protests following the catalan referendum of the 1 october 2017 when declared ilegal by the spanish goverment created a strong reaction of part of the catalan population. Among the protesters, the yellow lace symbol, became the icon for the pro catalan republic.

POV yellow lace

During the elections of December 2017 the yellow lace was strongly forbidden and persecuted by Spanish authorities in the context of public institutions. An idea to overcome the prohivition emerged within the hacker space of Girona and produced the “virtual” lace. The concept is to have an image that you could see but not physically exist  as an object or tangible image representation. To see it you had to move your head while looking at a led stripe and the image will be only rendered in the back of your retina for a very small fraction of time.

Led strip

While doing so, the individual Led pixels would rapidly change colours and intensity. This will allow a renderitzation fo an image in your retina by means of  moving your view across the space. The resultant image would be very subtle. The use of video cameras would also trigger the rendering of the virtual lace in the image.

It was a success as proof of concept and experiment.

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