November 17, 2012 – Rashomon Effect
This was a very cool in my head but I couldn’t visualize it in such as a way that it would make more sense. This is a picture of one object (the intersection) seen from four separate point of view (I think I need an actual object but I don’t have four cameras to take it at the same time). The only consistent object in these photos is the lamp post.
The Rashomon effect is the effect of the subjectivity of perception on recollection, by which observers of an event are able to produce substantially different but equally plausible accounts of it. It is named for Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashomon, in which a crime witnessed by four individuals is described in four mutually contradictory ways. The film is based on two short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, “Rashōmon” (for the setting) and “Yabu no naka”, otherwise known as “In a Grove” (for the story line). (wikipedia)
If you have an idea on how to present this idea, please let me know – I would love to be able to put Rashomon Effect in one photo.