Optical Illusions, A New Book By Paul M. Baars

9 05 2014
Painted side of a building in Los Gatos, California (photo 1990 © John Pugh)

Painted side of a building in Los Gatos, California (photo 1990 © John Pugh)

There is something intrinsically satisfying about optical illusions – static pictures that appear to move, change color, or fool us into seeing things that “aren’t really there.”

Optical Illusions, a new book by Paul M. Baars, covers illusions of depth, inversions, vibration effects, ambiguous figures, camouflage, anamorphic art, tessellations, and other visual brain teasers. (Yahoo News)

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Bizarre Stereographic Projection Photos By Randy Scott Slavin

21 03 2014
Closing in: This photograph of Times Square, New York, can give the viewer a strange sense of vertigo. (Randy Scott Slavin/Rex Features)

Closing in: This photograph of Times Square, New York, can give the viewer a strange sense of vertigo. (Randy Scott Slavin/Rex Features)

In stereographic projections, several panoramic images are projected onto a flat, square or rectangular image.

New York-based photographer Randy Scott Slavin uses a computer program to stitch together as many as one hundred photos of the same scene to create the bizarre images.  

Mr. Slavin is inspired by artist M. C. Escher who was famous for his optical illusions.

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