[ by Charles Cameron — it still takes a live human to see what the human eye cannot see but the machine can ]
This would appear to be (one version of) the state of the art in facial recognition:
#PLOSONE: Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections http://t.co/CJOiQ1klAS pic.twitter.com/ZT45t1SUqN
— SebMln (@SebMln) December 29, 2013
Image within image within image — the gentleman on the right is more or less recognizable as a reflection in the eye of the gentleman on the left — thus giving new potential meaning to the phrase “you are the apple of my eye” (cf Zechariah 2:8, also Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream III.ii.102 ff., and Stevie Wonder, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life).
Or — to switch disciplines while remaining with the matrioshka form, because such patterns are of interest to the inquiring mind — as Gary Snyder puts it in his marvelous poem, One Should Not Speak to a Skilled Hunter:
and the secret hidden deep in that.
For another version of the state of the art in facial recognition, see: Where’s Ms. Waldo?. Aloha!