Annoying, makes my eyes go funny, why does this even exist, etc
To experiment. It may suck now, but down the road someone may take this and do it better.
Perfect for a Twin Peaks website aaaand ... nothing else
I don't see much of a use case for this. Can anyone think of one?
We used a different method entirely to achieve a somewhat similar effect on the http://nclud.com/ redesign - although ours has a natural animation and what not to it (while also incorporating mouse movement and device orientation on tablet/mobile). In our use case, it was just to create a striking visual effect, honestly.
I thought this other experiment was way more interesting http://tympanus.net/Tutorials/PrismEffectSlider/index.html
I don't know if I'll ever have a need for this but I hope I do...
Woah, spooky – I've been using a similar effect on http://graphicalcooking.co (scroll down, desktop only) to animate a simple package shot - well, not as spooky though.