These GIFs Hide Secret Codes Revealed by a Lenticular Sheet

By Jordan Kushins on at

Prosthetic Knowledge put together this Lenticular Encryption project to show how underlying messages can be snuck into everyone's favourite image format.

Staring at these with eyes alone won't reveal their secrets—it takes a little analogue and digital media double-team to make that happen. Angling a lenticular sheet on top of the screen will expose a whole new layer of intel and add another "visual narrative" beyond the straightforward animation.

It's fitting that it's currently on display at the Widget Art Gallery, a virtual white-walled room that only exists on iDevices and that "installs" new exhibitions every month. Now I just wish we could retrofit all of these babies with crazy ciphers. [Prosthetic Knowledge]