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(Slate)   Some mind-melting optical illusions for your Monday morning   (slate.com) divider line 31
    More: Cool, optical illusions, Richard Wiseman, melts  
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2013-10-21 11:03:38 AM  
pic.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-21 11:05:38 AM  
So, you're telling me that a picture of the object from a specific postion looks just like the object as seen from that position? Woah! MIND BLOWN!
 
2013-10-21 11:09:09 AM  
I thought it was kind of cool.
 
2013-10-21 11:11:46 AM  
Ray-Ban commerical too.
 
2013-10-21 11:17:59 AM  
Would have been better had the chick been topless. Topless
 
2013-10-21 11:29:44 AM  
My mind was already melty like grilled cheese.
 
2013-10-21 11:37:06 AM  
Some  onemind-melting moderately interesting optical illusions for your Monday morning
 
2013-10-21 11:38:09 AM  

KarmicDisaster: So, you're telling me that a picture of the object from a specific postion looks just like the object as seen from that position? Woah! MIND BLOWN!


api.ning.com
 
2013-10-21 11:40:18 AM  
I'm curious if it would be as convincing if the depth of field wasn't artificially manipulated on the close-up shots, giving the impression that you're looking at a 3D object.
 
2013-10-21 11:40:47 AM  

KarmicDisaster: So, you're telling me that a picture of the object from a specific postion looks just like the object as seen from that position? Woah! MIND BLOWN!


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2013-10-21 11:42:43 AM  

costermonger: I'm curious if it would be as convincing if the depth of field wasn't artificially manipulated on the close-up shots, giving the impression that you're looking at a 3D object.


You noticed that too.

I'm guessing "no."
 
2013-10-21 12:05:04 PM  
And add that we are looking at these through a 2D medium....
 
2013-10-21 12:31:53 PM  
So can this turn a 2D printer into a 3D printer?
 
2013-10-21 12:37:51 PM  
The spirals are a pretty common art project for color interaction theory. We all had to come up with something like "make one color look like two" and "make two colors look the same" based on surrounding colors.
 
2013-10-21 12:47:03 PM  
SCIENCE: If You're an Ignorant Fark, It's Like MAGIC!
 
2013-10-21 12:57:37 PM  
The first video would have been pretty cool if they got the shadows exactly right.
The second one was REALLY good.
 
2013-10-21 01:28:03 PM  
i thought for sure the 2nd one was a dude that stuck his man bits through the poster board and put a square on the end of it.
 
2013-10-21 01:36:08 PM  

KarmicDisaster: So, you're telling me that a picture of the object from a specific postion looks just like the object as seen from that position? Woah! MIND BLOWN!


exactly, this type of skewed image is impressive when it's elaborate chalk drawings on the pavement.. when it's a printed image on a table, not so much.
 
2013-10-21 02:03:04 PM  
No old British lady smashed her face into the ground, so I am not impressed.
 
2013-10-21 02:27:07 PM  
Look... We get it. Our minds have evolved to predict and assume some things so we can spend more time doing something else. We've accepted that you can fool us with forced perspective and patches of different colored squares. We understand you can pretend to throw the tennis ball and we might jump in that direction as if you actually threw it.

/new tricks or get out
//or that topless suggestion would be ok too
 
2013-10-21 02:50:26 PM  
Everything is either (a) the "most amazing, insane, epic thing ever", (b) "a thing", (c)"the worst thing ever in the history of the universe". Can the next generation go back to speaking English and having different personalities from each other?
 
2013-10-21 03:03:28 PM  

duckpoopy: Can the next generation go back to speaking English and having different personalities from each other?


The most lazy generation ever? Highly unlikely.
 
2013-10-21 03:27:35 PM  
Old news is old.
 
2013-10-21 04:23:56 PM  
OK I have to admit I hadn't seen the color spirals before.  Now that is just nuts.
 
2013-10-21 04:54:14 PM  
Mach bands are my favorite. Clear indication of how our brains are wired, culture/context independent. Even Knowing the trick you can't not see it, unless you put a pencil over the "line."
 
2013-10-21 04:54:40 PM  
The box one made me think of this much cooler version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyALAuKiKug">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=XyALAuKiKug
 
2013-10-21 04:55:30 PM  
Err so much for Copy Paste.  Oops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyALAuKiKug
 
2013-10-21 06:52:01 PM  

Nightenstaff: We understand you can pretend to throw the tennis ball and we might jump in that direction as if you actually threw it.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-21 09:23:36 PM  
i.imgur.com

/ahh, the brain. So predictable.
 
2013-10-22 02:44:15 PM  
I had nothing to do with it.
 
2013-10-22 11:33:40 PM  
Hmm was there and illusion on the first one?  I have a vague feeling I was watching an illusion but I kind of forget.
 
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