illusions

  1. EnolaGaia

    Prehistoric Animation (In Artworks)

    Flickering firelight can impart a hint - or even an illusion - of movement to static artworks. Smaller artworks can be manipulated (e.g., rotated) to provide a crude form of animation analogous to flipbooks. In recent decades archaeologists have increasingly wondered whether certain anomalous...
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    Houdini: How Did He ...? (His Secret Inventions, Tech & Stagecraft)

    online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB108017263810464833-IJjfYNolaR3oJ2qaXmIaaqIm4,00.html Link is dead. No archived version found. I don't want to wee in their soup or anything but anyone half interested in the trick will probably have already seen it demonstrated by The Masked Magician. Emps
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    The Optical Illusions Thread

    I love a good optical illusion, and think they deserve their own thread. So this is it! Here's a damn jollly good page of illusions ... I especially like the wheels that appear to rotate as you move your head towards the monitor ... absolutely mental...
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    Strangeness In Vehicles: Things Experienced While Driving (IHTM)

    Hello all. First thread, hope I don't mess up too badly. I live in a secluded area, surrounded by nature and a heavily-wooded forest. My family and I often drive into town (around 15 miles away) because there's nothing to do at home but listen to the frogs croak. We don't have street lights...
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