Optical illusion sculptures

These eye-fooling sculptures are made by Japanese professor Kokichi Sugihara; they’re like 3-dimension Escher creations:

h/t: Taskin


  1. Luis Servín
    Posted July 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    This reminds me so much of the optical illusions drawn by M.C. Escher, except these illusions are actually three-dimensional. Amazing.

  2. Posted July 19, 2016 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to see the one with the water flowing up through the aqueducts where it falls upon the mill wheel, to the beginning of the aqueducts again.

    Hey,it looks like someone else has done this: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/infinite-waterfall-illusion/82007057/

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted July 22, 2016 at 8:15 am | Permalink

      That is just so cool. I know exactly what he must have done, but I just can’t see it.



  3. Posted July 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  4. Stephen Barnard
    Posted July 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully conceived, executed, and recorded.

    Illusions like these and many others show that everything we see is in some sense illusory. Our illusions just happen to be more-or-less accurate representations of 3D spatial reality in day-to-day life with high probability.

    How the brain manages to do this is IMO the most important unsolved problem in neuroscience.

  5. rickflick
    Posted July 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    This will help when I eventually get around to doing some remodeling around here. Some of these tricks would make my rooms especially entertaining.

  6. Posted July 20, 2016 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t find it online again… but had it in the archives (about a 7meg download):

    Distorted piano

  7. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Autocorrect. Ibrhinkbthebuphine is guilty this time. I just got in a big fight with my Mac when it kept insisting on a certain spelling that was wrong.

  8. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Hey, that’s epic, d00d!

    Genius post!



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