Cross the street in Iceland and float through the air


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/14/cross-the-street-in-iceland-an.html


#2

Trompe means fool? How convenient - it is the same in English.


#3

Pretty convincing, at least as long as you ignore the shadows cast by other objects going in the ‘wrong’ direction or the lack of such shadows in overcast conditions.


#4

it also gets the attention of drivers,

But probably only as long as it’s a novelty.


#5

Good way to train drivers that what appears to be obstacles on the road are flat things you can zip right over.

I’m sensing a pattern here…


#6

Google translate tells me trompe means “deceived.” Also sadly appropriate.


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#8

This is great! It reminds me a bit of the intersection “reclamation” done through art by the City Repair group in Portland, OR,
http://www.cityrepair.org/eliot-crossing

They’ve reduced traffic speed and accidents wherever installed, and have the added bonus of building community.


#9

Or the fact that it only works from one direction.


#10

It seems like this would work once, maybe twice before people are wise to it. Still, at least it’s a cool bit of street art after that.

Obligs…


#11

My favorite Father Ted episode EVER


#12

Just like higher mounted brake lights. Once their noticeability born of novelty wore off…


#13

Bullshit, the illusion only works from the driver’s perspective.


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