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2012 Olympic Logo May Cause Seizures.

  1. Jul 17, 2008 #1
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    cristo

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    Whether it can cause seizures or not, it's a terrible logo!
     
  4. Jul 17, 2008 #3
    I didn't care for it at all. It was really rather boring.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2008 #4

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    Not sure why the logo itself would cause seizures, though perhaps the changing colors and sizes in the way it's presented in the youtube clip might. Nonetheless, I agree with cristo that it's pretty horrible in it's own right...UGLY! It just looks like a jumble of shapes with no purpose.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2008 #5

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    That reminds me of a story that happened few years ago in Japan, when kids watching cartoon aired on TV had seizures. I think there was a sequence of flashing red that was the source of problems.

    And logo is ugly. Neither 2012, neither olympic, neither London.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2008 #6
    As a person with epilepsy, I will anecdotally confirm that that logo hurts my brain. If someone forced me to look at that thing for more then a few seconds, I would get dizzy and sick!
     
  8. Jul 18, 2008 #7
    It did make me a big uneasy. Mostly it's a terrible logo, I hope they change it.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2008 #8

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    It's a government employee who made it. He might not have enough time to change before the Olympics begin! :bugeye:
     
  10. Jul 18, 2008 #9
    That's so ugly. Red signifies the color of Chinese flag, yellow the color of the stars, and five separated polygons the number of stars. And it does cause some dizziness, I couldn't stare at it for long.

    It's a communist symbol on steroids.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2008 #10

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    Just the logo? Or the video version where it's moving? Interesting if the logo itself does it. I wonder why then. Is there some optical effect of all the jagged edges that those of us without such disorders aren't sensitive to?
     
  12. Jul 18, 2008 #11

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    :rofl: I was really slow on the uptake for this one...at first I thought you missed the point that it was for the 2012 Olympics, then SLOOOOOWLY (like a government employee at work) it finally sunk in that you did understand that. :biggrin: :rofl:
     
  13. Jul 18, 2008 #12
    I only looked at the still logo, I did not want to expose myself to the video. I would describe the optical effect as similar to what most people are purported to see in a optical illusion like the following:

    Spinning Wheels

    It is as if I see motion while my brain tries to sort out the strange shape of that 2012 olympic logo. The difference between the logo and the optical illusion I linked to (for which I seem to have as much tolerance as a normal person) is that the motion with the olympic logo is irregular. I do find it a bit strange, since I enjoy many of Picasso's works e.g. cubism.

    I want to point out that strobe lights, and strange shapes with strange colors, have no analogies in the natural world. Whenever I feel like I am under a visual assault from all these modern hideosities I can take a hike in the wilderness and recover.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2008 #13

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    Interesting. Y'know, it ONLY just dawned on me that the logo is actually supposed to read 2012. I thought it was just random zigzags...wondering why they had so many z's in it! :bugeye:
     
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    That is absolutely hideous.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2008 #16
    You're thinking of Pokemon. The eyes of one of the critters had some weird sparkle or something like that. Anyway, it was only a few kids, but people panicked and took their kids to the doctor anyway.
     
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