Illusion, Michael. The best illusions of 2016, in fact.
July 6, 2016 7:08 AM   Subscribe

The Best illusion of the Year Contest (previously 1, 2) is a celebration of the ingenuity and creativity of the world’s premier illusion research community. Contestants from all around the world submitted novel illusions (unpublished, or published no earlier than 2015), and an international panel of judges rated them and narrowed them to the top ten.

1st Place: Mathew T. Harrison and Gideon P. Caplovitz : “Motion Integration Unleashed: New Tricks for an Old Dog”. University of Nevada Reno, USA

2nd Place: Kokichi Sugihara: “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion”. Meiji University, Japan

3rd Place: Christine Veras: “Silhouette Zoetrope”. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Top 10 finalists in the 2016 contest
posted by Room 641-A (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Rad stuff but we're already chatting about it over yonder. -- cortex

I love that zoetrope, and want to play with it.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 7:15 AM on July 6, 2016

So, I get why the winner won. That's a neat trick that arguable has implications for how we perceive motion, etc.

But that ambiguous cylinder is absolutely mind-blowing.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:20 AM on July 6, 2016

The ambiguous cylinders are really cool. I wonder if that general idea has ever been applied in architecture, creating one "real" form and two illusionary ones.
posted by Kabanos at 7:21 AM on July 6, 2016

This post from last week covers much of this same ground.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:24 AM on July 6, 2016 [2 favorites]

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