Tag: illusion

Apr 2, 2014

Magic Tricks for Dogs Part 2 is Here

Magic Tricks for Dogs Part 2 is Here

Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen is back with more magic tricks for dogs and they are just as confused as ever (watch pt 1 here). If they do a pt. 3, I humbly request they show the dogs eventually getting their treats, otherwise it’s just cruel! Let us know which reaction was your…

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Mar 28, 2014

This Is Not A Parrot. Not Even Close

This Is Not A Parrot. Not Even Close

Artwork by Johannes Stötter Website | Facebook This is not a parrot. It’s not a macaw either. It’s actually a person, whose body has been painted by 2012 Body painting world champion Johannes Stötter (featured previously). While models must remain still for long periods of time, the paint itself is breathable. The fine art…

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Mar 22, 2014

Magic Tricks for Dogs

Magic Tricks for Dogs

Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen was curious to know how dogs would respond to a disappearing treat. Their reactions are predictably adorable, although I would have thought they would have been able to sniff out the treat. Maybe they eventually did and just edited that part out! Let us know which reaction was…

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Mar 19, 2014

The Tube of Mystery

The Tube of Mystery

Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology, at the University of Hertfordshire. Did I mention he’s also a magician? He also has a wildly popular YouTube channel with almost 200 million views and over 1.47 million subscribers. In this fun illusion entitled The Tube of Mystery, Wiseman perplexes your…

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Feb 24, 2014

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

The animated gif community on Tumblr is one of the strongest on the Internet. A rising trend on the microblogging platform is #3D gifs. By simply adding some vertical white bars to each frame of the animation, a 3D illusion is achieved. As Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz explains: “These GIFs use depth of field and…

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Feb 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Most Hypnotic Ceiling in Shanghai

Picture of the Day: The Most Hypnotic Ceiling in Shanghai

THE MOST HYPNOTIC CEILING IN SHANGHAI Photograph by DEAN MULLIN Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px In this dizzying capture by Dean Mullin, we see an incredible vaulted ceiling at a BMW dealership in a mall in Shanghai. According to Mullin: “no illusion, just a really high vaulted ceiling – which…

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Jan 18, 2014

75 6-Second Illusions by Zach King

75 6-Second Illusions by Zach King

With great editing and creative ideas, Zach King has become a major sensation on Vine, amassing nearly 600K followers in the process. According to his bio, he uses Final Cut to create his head-scratching illusions.

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Jan 3, 2014

Artists Levitate Tree Using Foil and Spray Paint

Artists Levitate Tree Using Foil and Spray Paint

Artists Daniel Siering and Mario Shu used foil and spray paint to magically levitate a tree in Potsdam, Germany. The duo, who are co-workers at ART-EFX, wrapped a portion of the trunk in foil, spray painting the background scenery behind the tree to create the illusion. Be sure to check out the video below…

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Dec 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Infinity Mirror Room

Picture of the Day: The Infinity Mirror Room

THE INFINITY MIRROR ROOM Photograph by Maris Hutchinson Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery and Yayoi Kusama Studio Currently on display at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City is Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama’s, ‘infinity mirror room’. At 113 x 163 3/8 x 168 1/8 inches (287 x 415 x 427 cm),…

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Dec 2, 2013

This Light-Bending Cube of One-Way Mirrors Will Really Trip You Out

This Light-Bending Cube of One-Way Mirrors Will Really Trip You Out

Built and designed by Numen/For Use, N-Light Membrane is a giant cube with three out of the six surfaces made of flexible membrane (foil mirror) with an air tank and a compressor connected to it. The other three mirrors are semi transparent spy-glass. By inflating or deflating the air tank, the membrane turns convex…

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