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 […]

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 […]

Tick by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 11 August 2016 0 Comments

Tick by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

This is an interesting motion illusion that Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka created back in 2010.  When you simply look at it, you’ll just notice a series of different-colored square outlines.  But if you use your scroll bar and move the image up and down, something interesting happens.  As the actual image moves, the square insert also […]

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 […]

Frazzle by Kaia Nao

Motion 3 March 2016 0 Comments

Frazzle by Kaia Nao

If you suffer from motion sickness, now might be a really good time to get out your Dramamine.  As your eyes move across this series of nine distorted circular objects, you may notice that they start to move or pulsate.  It almost looks as if the circles are made of wax and are somehow melting […]