The “Image Fulgurator” by Berlin-based artist Julius von Bismarck (which recently picked up a Golden NICA at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival) is a device that physically manipulates photographs by implanting messages onto the object being photographed. The device senses if a camera’s flash goes off and synchronizes a projection on the object being photographed at the same time. The result, as can be seen in the video on the site, is that tourists and others taking photos end up having bizarre images mapped onto their photos. Check out the details on how it works at the link below, and there’s even info about his patent application for the gadget.

Image Fulgurator, [via]