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Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus

The Glassroom

10 Colinton Road

Edinburgh

EH10 5DT

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In honour of Edinburgh's new Dazzle ship, Napier University Creative Computing students, will be working with Edinburgh Art Festival on an exhibition to remember the women who created these amazing ships during World War I.

Please join us in this celebration as we showcase some of Edinburgh's newest talents in sound design and interactive media. The exhibition takes place in Merchiston's Glassroom, with a drink's reception from 6pm. Please join us and be prepared to dazzled!


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Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. It consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.

Unlike other forms of camouflage, the intention of dazzle is not to conceal but to make it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed, and heading. Norman Wilkinson explained in 1919 that he had intended dazzle more to mislead the enemy about a ship's course and so to take up a poor firing position, than actually to cause the enemy to miss his shot when firing.

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