Ever wondered about what makes you, you? What are your identifying features, and how much do they contribute to making you look like you? It’s not something that we think about every day but is now the subject of a a new iPhone app called Echoism.
Developed by False Behaving Animals on behalf of artist Julian Wolkenstein, Echoism.org is a project that explores this very idea. Based upon principles of symmetry, and the notion that symmetry begets beauty, Echoism is an unusual yet refreshingly unique application.
After taking a frontal portrait photograph of your face, the app splits the photo into two and horizontally flips one half. These halves are then recombined to create two symmetrical, but different new identities. Its all you – but not quite! It really is a strange feeling seeing your features on ‘someone elses’ face.
A free download and very easy to use – check out Echoism and find out what makes you who you are.
Echoism [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.