Saturday, May 27, 2017
Keyser Soze or TinEye
I was recently reading stories on an online magazine website when an image in an advertisement caught my eye. Here it is, more or less.TinEye.com* image search engine. They will come up with a list of pages where visually similar images have appeared. You can then scroll down the list looking for a less sketchy url -- skipping clickbait-r-us.ru and the like -- until you find something that looks like an actual story. On page three of their list I found this link: Formidable biologically inspired airplanes by Al Brady So, the image is a computer generated model by a man named Al Brady who designs futuristic stuffola for use in films... or, maybe more accurately, aspires to do so since the one credit I can track down appears to be a completed-but-unreleased 2016 made-for-tv film named "This Is Heaven" for which IMDB lists a runtime of 17 minutes. So, there you go. With TinEye and option two my curiosity bump got scratched and no one died. That's better ... isn't it? * I am sure there are other similar search engines for visually-similar images but TinEye.com was the first I found and it is convenient and works well. If you prefer a different one that's lovely. Leave a comment about your favorites.