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September 06, 2007

UNIQLOCK screen saver

still image from the UNIQLOCK screen saver

All around the world, the computer screens of graphic designers and other members of the visually elite are filled with images of dancing Asian women. The cause? The screensaver from Japanese cloting designer Uniqlo.

The screensaver alternates between a minimalist display of the current time and five second videos of four young Asian women in polo shirts and jeans performing synchronized dance moves. Five seconds isn't very long...barely enough time to do a couple of pirouettes...and the "now you see them, now you don't" quality of the video clips makes the whole thing strangely compelling.

You can download the screensaver here. They also have an online version, if you just want to watch without installing software on your machine.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at September 6, 2007 11:22 PM