The Writing’s on the Wall Music Video

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Video 27 June 2014 0 Comments

The Writing's on the Wall Music Video

OK Go is an American band known for their unusually quirky videos.  For their latest effort promoting their new single The Writing’s on the Wall, from the forthcoming album titled Hungry Ghosts, they decided to dive head first into the realm of optical illusions.  What they came up with is an entertaining music video featuring […]

Tron Optical Illusion

Anamorphosis,Video 16 June 2014 0 Comments

Tron Optical Illusion

It took Brusspup about 10 hours to create this anamorphic optical illusion paying homage to the 1982 movie Tron.  He describes the process of taping the Christmas lights to the wall as “painstaking” as they kept falling off.  Thankfully, he was patient enough to see it through to completion.  When discussing the illusion, he offers […]

A Turn in the Road

Estimation,Video 5 June 2014 0 Comments

A Turn in the Road

Last week, we posted the first place winner of the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.  Today’s illusion is the third place winner called ‘A Turn in the Road’ by Kimberley D. Orsten and James R. Pomerantz from Rice University in Houston, Texas.  This illusion video shows three images, two of which are matching images […]

The Dynamic Ebbinghaus Illusion

Estimation,Video 30 May 2014 0 Comments

The Dynamic Ebbinghaus Illusion

The 10th annual edition of the Best Illusion of the Year contest was held on May 18, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Taking home the prestigious first place prize were Christopher D. Blair, Gideon P. Caplovitz, and Ryan E.B. Mruczek from the University of Nevada Reno.  Their illusion was a new twist on an old […]

The Op Art of Bridget Riley

Miscellaneous,Video 15 May 2014 0 Comments

The Op Art of Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley was born in London, UK in 1931 and studied at Goldsmiths College and Royal College of Art, London.  During the 1960′s, she became well known across the world for her Op Art paintings after exhibiting alongside Victor Vasarely and other artists in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The untitled work below from […]

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 […]

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Video 10 April 2014 0 Comments

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

We featured a post last year about ambiguous metal sculptures that can be created using photographs of your own face.  The sculptures can either look like two faces looking at each other, or a vase (or candlestick if you have a look at the post referenced above).  The design is based on psychologist Edgar Rubin’s […]