Moving Targets

Motion 20 January 2017 0 Comments

Moving Targets

Stereogram designer Gene Levine was playing around with some different pattern designs the other night and came up with this one.  As he looked at the pattern on his monitor, he noticed that he could not get the “targets” to stop moving and that he had inadvertently created an optical illusion with apparent motion.   The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watermelon by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 19 October 2015 0 Comments

Watermelon by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

The green circle in the center of this image, which Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka calls a “watermelon”, appears to sway back and forth and be unstable against the gray background.  I personally find this image to be difficult to look at for too long.  This one actually makes my eyes hurt! Another good example of this […]

Butterflies

Motion 15 January 2015 3 Comments

Butterflies

The folks over at Optical Spy created this really nice motion illusion called Butterflies.  The square in the center of this image appears to be completely unstable as it appears to wobble around. To see an illusion with a similar effect, take a look at the Moving Mona Lisa Face. (via Optical Spy)

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)

Move 25 by Daniel Picon

Motion 1 February 2013 0 Comments

Birds in the Sky by Daniel Picon

Today’s illusion is a variation of the Ouchi Illusion where the center circle appears to be unstable and float above the checkered background image.  This was created by French artist Daniel Picon.