Mind Shift by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 25 September 2014 0 Comments

Mind Shift by Gianni Sarcone

If you concentrate on the red pattern in the center of this figure, it will appear to be unstable and hover over the blue background.  Once the pattern does begin to hover, you can move your head left and right to intensify the effect. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Rotating Grapes by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 11 August 2014 0 Comments

Rotating Grapes by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

As you move your eyes around this image, the purple and yellow grapes appear to rotate around in circles.  Be careful with this one, you might start to get a little bit dizzy if you look at it for too long! To see more rotating circles, take a look back at the motion illusion in […]

Drown in My Tears by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 14 July 2014 0 Comments

Drown in My Tears by Gianni Sarcone

Today’s optical illusion comes from artist and author Gianni Sarcone.  This autokinetic black and white work titled “Drown in My Tears” was created as a tribute to his friend Madeleine Kirchner.  The black and gray “teardrops” on the left side of the image appear to be moving down while the ones on the right side […]

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 5 May 2014 1 Comment

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

The black bat in the middle of this image seems to move, flutter and expand.  The effect makes it a little difficult to look at for an extended period of time. For a similar effect, take a look at these expanding and shrinking geometrical patterns. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Vertigo Motion Illusion by Miwa Miwa

Motion 24 April 2014 0 Comments

Vertigo Motion Illusion by Miwa Miwa

While visiting Drudge Report on the afternoon of Tuesday April 22, I was surprised (and excited) to see an older motion optical illusion from 2006 by Japanese artist Miwa Miwa right in the middle of the page.  Miwa Miwa’s image, inspired by his love of Alfred Hitchcock movies, accompanied a link to a story about […]

Trippy Hallucination Video

Afterimage,Motion,Video 17 April 2014 5 Comments

Trippy Hallucination Video

Upon playing this video, the introduction warns the viewer as follows: Be aware!  This video may cause temporary hallucinogenic effects.  But please do not be afraid, these effects usually last a few seconds. The warning is overly dramatic, but it does produce a pretty amazing effect.  And in case you are worried, rest assured that […]

Schmear by Kaia Nao

Motion 27 February 2014 0 Comments

Schmear

The vibrant flowing colors of this peripheral drift motion illusion appear to swirl and move as your eyes move around the image.  For another great motion illusion, have a look at the Psychedelic Motion Illusion. (via Kaia Nao)