My optical art has been featured in the February issue of the German science magazine PM.
Have a look at the picture, it looks like a “transparent” or “camouflaged” knife! I took this photo during a magician party many years ago. This illusion is based on specular reflections, it is simple but effective… In fact, when you place the blade of a knife in the middle of the tines of a fork, it will reflect other objects that are nearby.Continue Reading
Focus is an Italian monthly popular science magazine published in Milan, Italy, with which I have collaborated for more than 10 years.
Focus Magazine issue #336 featuring my article and my optical illusions has been released on October 2020. It contains my special 10-page dossier on visual perception with over 13 original visual illusions of my creation and their related explanation.
The cover also features a special effect I designed for Focus: as you read the main title, the cover image moves and, curiously enough, the title changes if you look at it closely (ILLUSIONI) or from a distance (COSA VEDI?).
Curiously enough, the cubes don’t move only the background color changes…
Here is my tutorial to create an amazing autokinetic animation.
Look at the picture from a certain distance and check which colors are in the patchwork. Image taken from my book “Fantastic Optical Illusions” available from Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/178739235X/?tag=archimelabpuz-20 and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/178739235X/?tag=archimedeslab-21
Our visual system can interpret colors and shades in surprising ways. With this 3×3 Tic-Tac-Toe grid I would like to show that our sensibility to color brightness can be easily fooled. Well, do you notice something particular in the grid below?
Which direction is the rotation? Some spokes appear to rotate CW while the disc rotates CCW.
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54 eye-popping optical illusions to play and to experiment with! Continue Reading