Mechanical gigantic head of Franz Kafka located near National street in Prague. Shopping centre Quadrio.
Car manufacturers seem to like optical illusions. We have recently had the Honda video with some great tricks and here is an older advert from Audi attempting the same. Perhaps its the same agency. Which one do you prefer?
Less an illusion, more a cool video with great artistic technique.
Cloaking or obscuring is gradually becoming a reality. This has been achieved by the guys over at Rochester University by bending light via standard optical lenses. The video below shows how they did it.
It may look like a chair in a dramatically lit room, but we wouldn't advise that you try to sit on it.
Closest thing to a holodeck yet. Official video for 'Sweater' by Belgian band Willow.
Here is one of our compilation videos that we have put together for your entertainment.
Brilliant new video mixing loads and loads of great optical illusions. Please check it out and if you like the band check them out over at their official website okgo.net. Here is there mini bio:
Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 and relocated to Los Angeles three years later, OK Go (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation. The four songs of the all-new Upside Out EP represent the first preview of Hungry Ghosts, due out in the fall on the band’s own Paracadute. This is the band’s fourth full-length and the newest addition to a curriculum vitae filled with experimentation in a variety of mediums.
The band worked with longtime producer and friend Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT), while also enlisting a new collaborator in Los Angeles, veteran Tony Hoffer, (Beck, Phoenix, Foster the People) to create their most comfortable and far-reaching songs yet. Building on (and deconstructing) 15 years of pop-rock smarts, musical friendship, and band-of-the-future innovations the EP, Upside Out, offers a concise overview of forthcoming Hungry Ghosts’ melancholic fireworks (“The Writing’s on the Wall”), basement funk parties (“Turn Up The Radio”), IMAX-sized choruses (“The One Moment”), and space-age dance floor bangers (“I Won’t Let You Down”).
Drawn from the same marching orders issued to big-hearted happiness creators as Queen, T. Rex, The Cars or Cheap Trick, and a lifetime of mixed tapes exchanged by lifelong music fans, Upside Out is a reaffirmation of the sounds and ideas that brought the band together in the first place. The four songs provide an assured kick-off to a new sequence of interconnected performances, videos, dances, and wild, undreamt fun.
“As the band has evolved over the last 15 years, the creative palette we work with has expanded in so many unexpected and gratifying directions,” says frontman Damian Kulash. “This record feels like it’s the musical manifestation of that — like we can speak in a clearer voice when we are playing in a bigger sandbox. Just as the band’s whole project became clearer to us as we learned to find more homes for our creativity — we triangulated it from more directions. And, I think the music itself has gotten more focused for similar reasons. We went in with fewer preconceptions of who we are or what our sound is, and came out with a record that sounds much more uniquely our own because of it.”
Continuing a career that includes viral videos, New York Times op-eds, a major label split and the establishment of a DIY trans-media mini-empire, collaborations with pioneering dance companies and tech giants, animators and Muppets, OK Go continue to fearlessly dream and build new worlds in a time when creative boundaries have all but dissolved.
You have probably seen our gallery on 3D chalk art, but this is the first time we've seen 3D moving anamorphic chalk art.
Thanks to Maric for showing us this great video. Maric advises us that:
'When the arrow is moved to a particular distance behind the glass, it looks like it reversed itself. When light passes from one material to another, it can bend or refract. In the experiment that you just completed, light travelled from the air, through the glass, through the water, through the back of the glass, and then back through the air, before hitting the arrow. Any time that light passes from one medium, or material, into another, it refracts. Just because light bends when it travels through different materials, doesn't explain why the arrow reverses itself. To explain this, you must think about the glass of water as if it is a magnifying glass. When light goes through a magnifying glass the light bends toward the center. Where the light all comes together is called the focal point, but beyond the focal point the image appears to reverse because the light rays that were bent pass each other and the light that was on the right side is now on the left and the left on the right, which makes the arrow appear to be reversed.'
The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we can't help but integrate visual speech into what we 'hear'.
This new advertisement by Honda is brilliant. Take a look here.
Now see how it was made.
Here's a great compilation of video illusions we thought you might like.
Optical Illusion Website
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