10 posts tagged with illusions and opticalillusions.
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square peg, round hole

The ambiguous cylinder illusion (youtube) - finalist for Illusion of the Year 2016. More up-to-date illusions!
posted by moonmilk on Jul 1, 2016 - 29 comments

Not tricks, Michael, illusions

The Best Illusion of the Year Contest (previously, previouslier) has announced the 2015 winners. [more inside]
posted by nicodine on Jun 17, 2015 - 14 comments

Objects in your crosshairs are exactly the size that they appear to be

This tech demo video from Pillow Castle Games (of Carnegie Mellon) showcases an innovative first person puzzler using the optical illusion of forced perspective.
posted by codacorolla on Jan 9, 2014 - 17 comments

Unlikely to produce portals to Hell after watching, but no promises.

Eye – a video optical illusion that can produce hallucination like effects for a few minutes after you watch it. [blinky slyt | via]
posted by quin on Oct 10, 2013 - 51 comments

Battery Powered

Chooooosan uses acrylics on her body to create funny and unnerving optical illusions. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 26, 2012 - 25 comments

Play With Your Blind Spot

Blind Spot Optical Illusions. Online seminar from McCormick Lab at Yale lets you find your own visual blind spots. After that, you can make Monet's sun, and Van Gogh's ear, disappear. [more inside]
posted by cybercoitus interruptus on Jan 11, 2009 - 15 comments

Door Game

The predictably irrational door game. [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Feb 22, 2008 - 39 comments

motion induced blindness

Motion induced blindess. Be sure to check out the other really cool stuff
posted by elemenopee on Apr 18, 2005 - 20 comments

A professor 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.
posted by taz on Sep 27, 2002 - 29 comments

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.)
posted by Shadowkeeper on Oct 18, 2001 - 29 comments

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