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August 25, 2012 12:42 PM   Subscribe

Visual effects artist Avi Salem reveals The CN Tower's secret messages. (via)
posted by yellowbinder (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
posted by XMLicious at 1:04 PM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

OK, that was totally awesome. I guess those were the images they used to feed the light show?
posted by Vindaloo at 1:15 PM on August 25, 2012

Good things grow in Ontario...
posted by MelanieL at 1:49 PM on August 25, 2012

So, basically, subliminal Mounties?
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:25 PM on August 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

I, for one, am disappointed at the lack of porn. Still, really cool!
posted by graventy at 3:45 PM on August 25, 2012

Is this for real? That's totally awesome.
posted by Dasein at 4:13 PM on August 25, 2012

I was hoping that it was a secret datastream of information passing secrets to the Syrians.

Well, I suppose it could still be. Have we checked those images for stenographic information?
posted by clvrmnky at 4:52 PM on August 25, 2012

What a beautiful display.
posted by Chutzler at 6:25 PM on August 25, 2012

Free broadcast tower, +1 Population, +1 Happiness in every city
posted by Bwithh at 6:36 PM on August 25, 2012 [7 favorites]

That's pretty sneaky, yet super awesome.
posted by empatterson at 9:49 PM on August 25, 2012

I wonder if this is "on purpose" or just the most convenient way for the lighting tech to load the colour bar with data.

If were that lighting tech, I'd be running nothing but masonic and illuminati images just to blow the mind of whoever decoded it.
posted by thecjm at 10:01 PM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

The man behind the curtain
posted by Bwithh at 10:37 PM on August 25, 2012

hey that's really neat - I have spotted what I thought were the provincial flags scrolling across the tower, it's neat to see that there are really images hidden in there. The artist used to work at the same place that I do, so I'm not surprised that he spotted it too - the street that the office is on has a perectly framed view of the tower, so anytime you leave the building after dark the first thing you see is that light display.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:04 AM on August 26, 2012

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