What if you could stare through instead of at your computer screen from nine to five every day? A cross between digital photography and high-tech camouflage, the idea behind this photo set (from w00kie) of brilliant see-through laptop screens is very simple and (pardon the pun) virtually transparent: the optical illusion is not a photo editing trick – it is just an image of what is behind the screen applied as wallpaper.
The easiest of these are the still-life settings that are photographed and then added as the background desktop image for each computer shown, where the only real issue is matching light and contrast conditions before and after the photo shoot.
Taking it to the next level, some people layer multiple screens behind one another, giving a mind-bending complexity to a seemingly simple setting and adding to the challenge of setting up the sequence.
Others have added living elements to their screens to make their art even more interactive, from optical illusions of reaching through or behind the screen to capturing animals in the background.