Akiyoshi's illusion pages.

November 8, 2002 7:01 AM   Subscribe

Akiyoshi's illusion pages.
This japanese psychology professor has been collecting and developing geometric optical illusions, some of which are found on the streets [inc. Brighton, UK!], notably he is inspired by traditional japanese design and architecture. NB: Though not exactly Friday Flash, the emphasis on clour & motion illusion prompts Akiyoshi to warn: "Caution: This page contains some works of "anomalous motion illusion", which might make sensitive observers dizzy or sick. Should you feel dizzy, you had better leave this page immediately." How polite!
posted by dash_slot- (12 comments total)
#2 and #5 work particularly well if you go crazy with your vertical scroll bar :-)
posted by devbrain at 7:19 AM on November 8, 2002

Yes I noticed that too devbrian. I'm a bit dizzy now.
posted by ginz at 7:26 AM on November 8, 2002

I'm freaking oouuuuut! If I see him on the street, I'll punch him in the mouth for you. Can you imagine sitting in front of the computer constructing these things? I'd go mad.
posted by planetkyoto at 7:27 AM on November 8, 2002

#4 freaked me out.
posted by rhyax at 7:28 AM on November 8, 2002

posted by Songdog at 7:32 AM on November 8, 2002

The "Wedding in Japan" on the second page is a good one: my eyes are convinced those squares are wavy.

On a somewhat related note try Edward H. Adelson's checker-shadow illusion (which I just couldn't believe until I checked it in Photoshop) and the Flash based Lightness perception illusions.
posted by arc at 7:35 AM on November 8, 2002

Here's an interesting one that I saw on Matt's personal blog or Kottke, I can't remember which.
posted by planetkyoto at 7:40 AM on November 8, 2002

What, no Computer Warrior Polygon? I want my photosensative epileptic seizure!
posted by yonderboy at 7:52 AM on November 8, 2002

#2 + scroll bar = whoah.
posted by Foosnark at 8:16 AM on November 8, 2002

Yay! Brighton, UK in the MetaFilt'rin house!

For anyone who cares, the shop is 'Click Click Whirly Beep Beep' [I'm not kidding] on the corner of Trafalger St & Pelham St just 'round the corner from where I'm sitting now.

BTW, scrolling up & down past 'Primrose's field' & 'The autumn color swamp' is pretty trippy...
posted by i_cola at 8:17 AM on November 8, 2002

Trafalgar St.
posted by i_cola at 8:19 AM on November 8, 2002

I like the disclaimer at the bottom of the page:
Akiyoshi Kitaoka --- all right reserved (except some)
posted by roel at 8:20 AM on November 8, 2002

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