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Silhouette Zoetrope

Video 11 October 2016 2 Comments

Silhouette Zoetrope

This video, created by Christine Veras of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, pays homage to the early zoetropes from the 19th century.  The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides.  When the cylinder in the middle of the contraption in this video is rotated, the slots strobe behind the cutout […]

Motion Integration Unleashed Optical Illusion

Video 26 August 2016 0 Comments

Motion Integration Unleashed Optical Illusion

The following video was recently awarded 1st prize for the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year Contest  This video was created by Mathew T. Harrison and Gideon P. Caplovitz from the University of Nevada Reno, USA.  They call the individual flickering dots “Gabors” and describe the effect as follows: Here we show that configurations of […]

Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

Ambiguous,Video 25 July 2016 0 Comments

Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan created this very intriguing video featuring a series of ambiguous cylinders.  If you look at the objects placed in front of the mirror and then look at their respective reflections, you will notice that they look like completely different shapes.  How can this be?  Obviously, there is something […]

Caught Inside a Bubble Optical Illusion

Color,Video 7 July 2016 0 Comments

Caught Inside a Bubble Optical Illusion

In this video, you will see grey circles turn into circles of different colors (green, yellow, red, and purple) before your very eyes.  The bubbles are absolutely colorless (the same color as the background), but when the screen alternates between the colored circles and bubbles, phantom colors begin to appear. This illusion was a top […]

Hole in the Hand Optical Illusion

Video 20 June 2016 0 Comments

Hole in the Hand Optical Illusion

TutoDraw creates a lot of interesting videos like these on his YouTube channel.  Here, he uses red and black india ink, a pencil, and a white piece of paper to create the illusion of a hole in his hand.  It looks like you can see right through his palm onto the white paper beneath his […]

The Vanishing Magic Trick

Video 14 April 2016 0 Comments

The Vanishing Magic Trick

Today’s video is more of a magic trick than an optical illusion, but I think that you’ll enjoy it nonetheless.  The best part about this trick is that Richard Wiseman shows you a behind-the-scenes look after he performs the trick.  This way, you get to see exactly how he pulled it off.  Watch as he […]

Giraffe and Elephant Optical Illusion

Video 4 February 2016 0 Comments

Giraffe and Elephant Optical Illusion

Check out the wire sculpture in the video below.  From one angle, it appears to be a pair of giraffes standing next to one another.  As you walk around to view the sculpture from another angle, however, it transforms into a completely different animal – an elephant!  I would imagine that it is difficult enough […]