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I looked at a picture painted white with a dot White, with that black dot and I thought Why bother painting that black dot in the middle With the white all around it, makes it so little Just a little … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Sydrome

Since Halloween is coming up soon, its interesting to know that there are people walking around believing that they are actually dead. The Cotard delusion, or the walking corpse syndrome, is a rare mental illness that causes a person to believe … Continue reading

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Apple Playing with Perspectives

I love optical illusions, and Apple has recently released ‘Perspective’, which is a short film using optical illusions and typography to present the values of “creative” innovation associated with its brand.  This is the text in the short video: “Here’s … Continue reading

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Crazy Circle Illusion

Don’t trust your eyes. This is another optical illusion showing that your brain prefer consistency before accuracy.

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Felice Varini Brings Optical Illusions Up to Another Level

Felice Varini is a Swiss artist who was nominated for the 2000/2001 Marcel Duchamp Prize, known for his geometric perspective-localized paintings in rooms and other spaces, using projector-stencil techniques. Felice paints on architectural and urban spaces, such as buildings, walls and streets. The paintings … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russel’s Theory of Knowledge

  Is the color green a property of the grass, the photon, or the detector? Bertrand Russels mind bending argument in full: i) If naive realism is true, then things are what they seem, and we can study how things … Continue reading

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Supercool 3D Optical Illusion

Just another proof that you just can’t trust your eyes.

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