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Dragon Optical Illusion
November 13, 2004 9:06 AM   Subscribe

Utterly terrifying! [Windows Media, from Grand Illusions]
posted by Pretty_Generic (15 comments total)

 
"and if we move far enough to the side..."

[buffering 26% forever]

What is it about WMV files that always seem to stall right at the good part?
posted by birdherder at 9:28 AM on November 13, 2004


I made one of the low res ones, it works pretty effectively.
posted by carter at 9:41 AM on November 13, 2004


Oh - follow instructions here - see "Download the dragon.'
posted by carter at 9:44 AM on November 13, 2004


Wow. Very neat.
posted by dobbs at 10:02 AM on November 13, 2004


We made one and we've been showing it to friends. The usual reaction goes something like "I don't get it. What's it supposed to be do- MAKE THE DRAGON STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT."

They work better with even lighting and using one eye to look at them, although now that my brain is used to it it works with both eyes.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 10:04 AM on November 13, 2004


I printed this out at work a few days back, and the reaction was mixed. I think it is the most amazing thing in the history or the world ever, but most people just gave it a "Meh". Maybe I built it up to much.
posted by chill at 10:10 AM on November 13, 2004


it works better....if you watch Joseph Campbells 'The Power of Myth' explanation on the meaning of the dragon.

Then, what the guy says as he explains the dragon, will seem quite profound.

Or maybe it's just me...
posted by wah at 10:38 AM on November 13, 2004


The art of Shigeo Fukuda.
posted by euphorb at 11:14 AM on November 13, 2004


Euphorb: that site is amazing, why don't you put it on the front page ?
posted by swordfishtrombones at 11:28 AM on November 13, 2004


I just found perhaps the ultimate optical illusion, the kitten bowler hat.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 12:01 PM on November 13, 2004


The cut-out works great, even B&W on skimpy laser paper.
posted by Zurishaddai at 4:28 PM on November 13, 2004


Perhaps I will.
posted by euphorb at 4:47 PM on November 13, 2004


Wow. Just wow. Great stuff p_g and Euphorb. Thanks!
posted by limitedpie at 5:49 PM on November 13, 2004


I think it is the most amazing thing in the history or the world ever, but most people just gave it a "Meh".

Exactly. I printed it up and it works great, and couldn't wait to show it to my roommate. Nothing though. "Heh. That's weird. Want to go grab a bite to eat?"
posted by rafter at 9:59 AM on November 14, 2004


He's sitting in my in-tray freaking out the cleaner. My nieces are going to love this - thanks Pretty_Generic!
posted by obiwanwasabi at 10:38 PM on November 14, 2004


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