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Illusion of the Week: The World Illusion

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Ed.note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind blog.

The world is but an illusion” — Buddha

Wednesday is Illusion Day. Every Wednesday, we feature a contemporary illusion, or a variation on a classic illusion.

This week’s pick is a wonderful example of anamorphic art, by French artist François Abélanet.

Anamorphic illusions only work from a particular vantage point. Check out our Scientific American Mind slide show on impossible sculptures, for 3D renditions of impossible figures and other illusions that depend on a specific viewing angle.

 

Susana Martinez-Conde About the Author: Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik are laboratory directors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Follow on Twitter @illusionchasers.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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