A researcher named Adam Harvey published some of his findings about how face paint can confuse face-recognition software. He has pictures on his Web site.

This makes me think of science-fiction games, especially cyberpunk games. I kind of like the idea of characters painting their faces with camouflage patterns before they run the shadows. And, it’s based on Real Science! (And on the premise that face recognition software in that ultra-high-tech, futuristic world is not a whole lot better than what we have in the real world today. I think that’s called “dramatic license.”)

I guess what I’m trying to say is that cyber-elf chicks with Mohawks and facepaint are cool. That’s all.