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 […]

Cool Rolling Toy from Brusspup

Video 27 March 2014 0 Comments

Cool Rolling Toy from Brusspup

In another interesting video from Brusspup, he shows us how to create a cool rolling toy using foam rings, a glue gun, and sandpaper.  The toy is based off of a wooden toy originally designed by Peer Clahsen called Sin.  As you can see in the video below, this toy is not difficult to make […]

Brusspup’s T-Rex Optical Illusion

Video 17 February 2014 0 Comments

Brusspup's T-Rex Optical Illusion

This video version of the famous dragon illusion from Brusspup is based on an original idea by the late magician Jerry Andrus.  Brusspup’s original idea was to test out the illusion with many dragons all at once.  While he hoped to use 20 to 30 simultaneously, he ultimately settled on using just 8.  Watching multiple […]

Corner Stores by Patrick Hughes

Forced Perspective,Video 19 December 2013 0 Comments

Corner Stores by Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes creating paintings using a reverse perspective technique that he calls “reverspectives”.  Looking at one of these paintings from the front (see image below) make it difficult to figure out exactly what makes them so unique.  This painting shows a series of shops in perspective view giving the painting a sense of depth. The […]