## Thursday, August 11, 2011

### The Rectangular Express

D said...

Explaining the joke:
The pixels in an image can be represented by polar or rectangular coordinates. If you take the polar coordinates and treat them as if they are rectangular coordinates, you get this image. Therefore, if the original is "The Polar Express" this image is "The Rectangular Express."
There is a filter to do this transformation in Photoshop, called Polar -> Rectangular.
There is an analogous joke with a "sheared sheep."

Mike Stay said...

Hahaha! (I got the joke as soon as I saw the picture. Sorry I didn't comment sooner---somehow I've stopped getting updates when you publish to your blog.)