Whoa: A Trippy 'Glitch' Video Of A Stroll Down A Parisian Street

July 6, 2018

This is a trippy Instagram video created by Benjamin Bardou of a stroll down a Parisian side-street that's been augmented with glitchy compression artifacts and lidar effects (an object detection system that works like radar except using laser light instead of radio waves). I felt like I was walking through an impressionist painting. Wait, was I just walking through an impressionist painting? "No." I was! And you were there -- we'd just left the most delightful little cafe and...we were holding hands! "What are you talking about?" It was the most beautiful Paris night, just after it rains and, wait a second -- you're not her. But I thought-- "GW? Are you okay?" Hold on, hold on, I'm not to the part where I turn into a werewolf yet.

Keep going for the video.

A post shared by Benjamin Bardou (@benjaminbardou) on

Thanks to Willem, who informed me he's seen things just like this under the influence of drugs. What are drugs?

  • I really really dig this. Not a whole movie, but a scene in a movie of this would be rad. And I feel like I've seen some VR experiences that get close to this, but this really feel unearthly. Super cool.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I had a Waking Life flashback here. Kinda cool.

  • TheMajesticWaterRuffalo

    This is like.... how robots see, man!

  • TheQiwiMan

    That’s so trippy, I love it!

  • Chris

    It reminds me of the video game; Braid.

    This needs to be made into a standard effect feature for smartphones.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Ghost in the shell vibes.

  • Bling Nye

    I wonder what would happen if someone wore VR goggles with this kind of display, while on acid/mushrooms...

    FOR SCIENCE!

  • Chris

    Brain implosion.

  • Bling Nye
  • Beard

    Trippy.

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