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27 Bizarre Optical Innovations

From Eyevertising to Blindsight

— January 10, 2009 — Art & Design
Our eyes work to give us information about the world around us. They help us to understand our environment and express our emotions. Just as dogs use smell to make sense of their world, humans use their eyes.

Between one-quarter and one-third of the human brain is used for sight. We are able to recognize and distinguish subtle patterns, quickly interpret words in print or tell the difference between tree types by identifying the leaf and bark patterns.

When we meet someone, eyes are often our first frame of reference. You know the old storyline, “their eyes met across the room...” Our eyes unite, inspire, define, guide, and even deceive us.

The following collection is for your eyes, and hopefully your mind, and your funny bone too.
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Digital TV Better for Eyes
Digital TV Better for Eyes
Harvard Study
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Art That Actually Watches You
Art That Actually Watches You
Opto-Isolator
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New Robot With Human Like Eyes
New Robot With Human Like Eyes
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Digital Watermarking Via Eye
Digital Watermarking Via Eye
Canon Iris Registration Watermark
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23
Creepy Rodent Flashlights
Creepy Rodent Flashlights
Flashfright Eerie Eyes Character Torches
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22
Using Eyes As Hands
Using Eyes As Hands
Man Can Paint and Play Piano With His Eyeballs
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21
Bizarvertising
Bizarvertising
Strangest Zune Ad Ever
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20
Blue Eyed Koala
Blue Eyed Koala
Product of Environmental Changes?
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19
Biometric Eye Scans
Biometric Eye Scans
More Distinctive than a Fingerprint for Identification
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18
Eyeballs as Speakers
Eyeballs as Speakers
The SpongeBob SquarePants iPod Dock
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17
Solar Powered Retinal Implants
Solar Powered Retinal Implants
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ROX Eyes
ROX Eyes
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15
Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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14
Bionic Eyes 2.0
Bionic Eyes 2.0
Retinal Implants Go High-Def
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13
Recycling Retro Pop Culture For Modern Jewelry
Recycling Retro Pop Culture For Modern Jewelry
Earrings Made of Doll Eyes
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12
Blue Eyed People Are Smarter, Study
Blue Eyed People Are Smarter, Study
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11
Modern Medical Breakthroughs
Modern Medical Breakthroughs
10 Ingenious Medical Treatments
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10
Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Solar Powered Contact Lenses
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9
Bionic Eye
Bionic Eye
Retina Replacement Prototype
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8
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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7
Intense Iris Photography
Intense Iris Photography
'Eyescapes' Captures Windows to the Soul as Objects of Beauty
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6
Rockstar Branded Eyeballs
Rockstar Branded Eyeballs
Metal Rock Contact Lenses
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5
Pentagon Wants To Pimp Soldiers Eyes
Pentagon Wants To Pimp Soldiers Eyes
'Videogame' Style Contact Lenses
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4
Cyclops Kitties
Cyclops Kitties
Cy the Cat was Born with One Eye and No Nose
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3
Glass Eye Jewelry
Glass Eye Jewelry
'Precious Creatures' with Staring Problems
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2
Ethnicity Swap Surgery
Ethnicity Swap Surgery
Brazilian Model Gets Japanese Eyes
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Psychedelic Photoshopping
Psychedelic Photoshopping
'Magic Eyes' Art
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