This tech demo video
from Pillow Castle Games (of Carnegie Mellon) showcases an innovative first person puzzler using the optical illusion of forced perspective.
uses acrylics on her body to create funny and unnerving optical illusions. [more inside]
Motion induced blindess.
Be sure to check out the other really cool stuff
of vision science at MIT understands that life isn't just black and white, even though we often see it that way. This
amazing illusion proves it, and these
slick, fast-loading, Flash demonstrations of lightness perception show how it's done. (My favorite is the "Koffka Ring
".) White paper here
, for deeper background.
I'm usually not a big fan of optical illusions (unless there's a nice magic trick built around it), but this one
is pretty brain-burning. (Yes, that's my entire front-page post. But hey: at least it ain't a news story.)