optical illusions

optical illusions

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Are Inspired by Renaissance Technology

Jonty Hurwitz makes mesmerizing sculptures using techniques pioneered by Leonardo da Vinci and other old masters.
DJ Pangburn
6.28.17
architecture

Giant Glitch Architecture Illusions Overtake the Smithsonian

Architects FreelandBuck will create a temporary 2,500 sq. ft ceiling in the Renwick’s Grand Salon. As visitors move about the space, nine suspended ceilings will appear to move and shift, assisting and contradicting the illusion.
Kevin Holmes
6.8.17
physics

Distract Yourself Forever with Instagram’s Best Collection of Science Toys

Consider Dr. Raymond Hall's @physicsfun your new favorite account.
DJ Pangburn
5.3.17
remember the dress?

This Picture Has No Red Pixels—So Why Do the Strawberries Still Look Red?

Color constancy continues to confound us.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.28.17
fun with science

Is This Woman Spinning Left or Right?

Everything you've been told about this optical illusion is a lie.
Paul Spencer
12.19.16
Design

Your Brain Probably Thinks These Lamps Are 3D

Studio Cheha designs a mind-bending optical illusion lamp.
Adriana Ivanova
9.14.15
Art

Sixteen 3D Tattoos That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Click to see what the buzz is all about.
Beckett Mufson
8.22.15
Art

Sculpted Shadows Turn a Gallery into a Walk-In Illusion

'SHADOVVS' fills the 886 Geary Gallery with bright graphic cross-sections and mind-bending modular constructs.
Sami Emory
8.20.15
Art

Enter the Optical Illusion Graffiti Void

Don't worry—you can't actually fall down these rabbit holes.
Matthew Sedacca
8.11.15
Art

Vibrating Illusions Depict Web-Based Behaviors

Scroll up. Scroll down. This is how we play.
Benoit Palop
6.26.15
Art

Sculptures or Skyscrapers? Daniel Mullen's Paintings Look Like Both

Painter Daniel Mullen is striving to paint an illusion... of an illusion.
Sami Emory
4.30.15
Art

Optical Art Pioneer Alberto Biasi Returns to New York

Alberto Biasi’s cleanly composed, perception-warping designs are on exhibition at the De Buck Gallery in New York
Sami Emory
4.17.15
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