This video version of the famous dragon illusion from Brusspup is based on an original idea by the late magician Jerry Andrus. Brusspup’s original idea was to test out the illusion with many dragons all at once. While he hoped to use 20 to 30 simultaneously, he ultimately settled on using just 8. Watching multiple […]
Patrick Hughes creating paintings using a reverse perspective technique that he calls “reverspectives”. Looking at one of these paintings from the front (see image below) make it difficult to figure out exactly what makes them so unique. This painting shows a series of shops in perspective view giving the painting a sense of depth. The […]
French artist Bernard Pras created this anamorphic portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté using items found around the installation site. Pras arranged items such as wood, articles of clothing, and more across the floor and a wall of a single room. When viewed from the precise angle where the camera is setup, the full portrait […]
This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]
Have you ever looked up at the moon in the night sky only to think that it is bigger than normal? Is it possible that the moon is actually closer to the Earth on these nights? If you measure the size of the moon on any given night, it is always the same size. Our […]
This card trick from Richard Wiseman is probably best introduced with very little information. Talking too much about it before you watch it might give some hints about what to expect. After the card trick is performed, the video then goes on to show exactly how it was done. Were you paying attention?
Last year, we featured a video showing the Mirage 3D Hologram Generator in action. You place a small object inside the unit and it projects a hologram (using mirrors) of the same object that appears to hover above the unit. They are a really cool item to have on your desk or give to someone […]