Do you remember watching those science fiction movies from the '80s and '90s that showed the one-piece spacesuits and bizarre haircuts and makeup styles? Minus the jumpsuit, this new style may make you invisible to the NSA. I don't think it will do much for your public image, though.
Computer Vision dazzle, or CV dazzle for short, is a style of hair and makeup that is supposed to make you invisible to computer algorithms that recognize facial patterns.
A good example of a facial recognition algorithm is the Facebook tagging feature. By detecting the different colors of pixels along your cheek bones, nose, forehead and eyes the program is able to recognize all these jumbled pixels as you. But not if you wear this makeup.
The CV dazzle makeup and hairstyles are meant to obscure and jumble the pixels that make up your face and it confuses the algorithms.
The only catch is that you may make yourself more memorable to the people around you, even if you fool the computers. What do you think? Were those old movies right? Or will this fad ever take off?
Take a look at the photos below. All images are courtesy of CV dazzle, you can see more images of this crazy facepaint here.