Optical Illusion of the Year

by on July 3, 2016 at 4:55 pm in Games, Science | Permalink

1 Axa July 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Is the mirror flat?

2 Thiago Ribeiro July 3, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Does it make me look fat?

3 Alex Tabarrok July 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The mirror is ordinary.

4 anon July 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm

I think is is interplay between a precise angle on the camera and mirror, ramped shapes on the objects.

What about the one where a star turns into a circle?

5 dan1111 July 4, 2016 at 3:07 am

Yeah. If you put it on slow speed and watch as the shape is turned, you can start to see what’s going on.

Cool trick.

6 Thiago Ribeiro July 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm
7 Thiago Ribeiro July 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm
8 Sam the Sham July 4, 2016 at 8:09 am

Fun! Posts don’t have to be deep 🙂

9 Maybe it's me but... July 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm

“Call me Ishmael.” Sorry, but it’s just how I feel.

10 Not Ishmael July 4, 2016 at 12:27 am

Just change your name to Ishmael in the name field.

11 rayward July 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Is the illusion a metaphor for economics?

12 Pshrnk July 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

On the one hand…………………

13 Prakash July 4, 2016 at 4:22 am
14 dirck July 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

Is it possibly not a mirror at all and we are looking at two diferrent sets of hands placing different objects on opposite sides of a clear glass ,or even a cut-out panel ?

15 Amasa Amos July 5, 2016 at 11:47 am

This is actually the second place winner.

The *REAL* optical illusion of the year: http://illusionoftheyear.com/2016/06/motion-integration-unleashed-new-tricks-for-an-old-dog/

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: