Dynamic Muller-Lyer Illusion

Animation,Estimation 5 July 2017 1 Comment

Dynamic Muller-Lyer Illusion

Gianni Sarcone emailed me earlier today letting me know about a new animation that he created based on a classic optical illusion.  The animation consists of 26 different frames and helps to demonstrate the Muller-Lyer illusion.  In this illusion, discovered in the late 19th century, the presence of arrows gives the appearance that equal segments […]

Squaroo by Gianni Sarcone

Estimation,Motion 17 April 2017 0 Comments

Squaroo by Gianni Sarcone

Here is a new optical illusion from Gianni Sarcone that I found while browsing his Red Bubble portfolio.   If you haven’t visited it, I would encourage you to do so as there are a lot of great designs to admire. With respect to today’s optical illusion, there are a couple of things going on. First, […]

Hovering #s by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 14 December 2016 0 Comments

Hovering #s by Gianni Sarcone

Take a look at this image for a while and you will notice something very unique about it.  The blue # symbols will appear to be unstable as they slightly float and move over the black and white background. To see more examples of images that appear to be unstable over their background, be sure […]

Asu Breath Respiro by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 8 September 2016 0 Comments

Asu Breath Respiro by Gianni Sarcone

This op art work, created by Gianni Sarcone, appears to be in motion.  In fact, it almost looks like it is breathing.  Staring at this hypnotic image for too long may give you an uneasy feeling, so be sure to turn away if you start to feel any sort of motion sickness or vertigo.  The […]

Waving Lines by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 6 June 2016 0 Comments

Waving Lines by Gianni Sarcone

The yellow lines in this image appear to be waving up and down.  The blue “water droplets” above and below each of the lines have a combination of white and black outlines around them which cause this illusion.  Also note that there is a second effect present within this optical illusion.  The droplets with a […]

Wind of Freedom by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 2 May 2016 0 Comments

Wind of Freedom by Gianni Sarcone

This playful motion optical illusion created by Gianni Sarcone gives the impression that the background is swaying back and forth.  The woman dancing in the foreground and holding a yellow sheet appears to really be enjoying herself.  Do you feel a little dizzy looking at this image? Edit:  After posting this, I noticed something really […]

Flashing Star (The Spiral of Time) by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 4 April 2016 0 Comments

Flashing Star (The Spiral of Time) by Gianni Sarcone

Here is another motion optical illusion that will stress out your eyes (and brain).  This one, created by Gianni Sarcone, features a blue, red, and yellow spiral that seems to flash or pulsate as you stare at it.  Try staring at the absolute middle of the illusion for thirty seconds or so.  When I do […]