Cat goes ape for this 2-D optical illusion

Humans aren't the only animals affected by trippy optical illusions, as Ryan Kotzin (aka TheRealSquirrelWhisperer) demonstrates. It's interested to see his cat's eyes move around the page as the effect appears elsewhere.

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Dizzying designs by Peter Kogler seem to warp space

Peter Kogler projects or applies patterns to the surfaces of rooms that can be quite disorienting for anyone who enters. Most of his work uses warped black and white lines to distort the size and shape of floors, walls, and ceilings.

He also makes a lot of cool creations involving images of mice and ants.

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This LEGO riff on Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait is a great optical illusion

Artist Geoffroy Amelot created this Lego-centric replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait.

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Amazing animated GIF of a skull drawing

The artist Sangoma writes, "Anamorphic drawing- for anyone curious about the style. This piece is a combination of graphite, pan pastel, charcoal, and exacto knife (to trim the top of the page)."

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How to draw your hand in 3D

I know what my kids will be doing after school today. (Handimania)

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Optical illusion hanging lamp

Glen Lewis-Steel's "Lee Light" is an excellent illuminated optical illusion.

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Amazing optical illusion makes black and white image appear color

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This artist's 3D painting will blow your mind

"For great art, you have to perceive the object, the situation, and watch the everyday lighting," 3D painter Stefan Pabst told Booooooom. "You have to see something like you did the very first time you saw it, with a complete open mind, like a child."

More on Pabst's Facebook page.

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Optical illusion GIF from 1722 geometry book

Harvard University librarian John Overholt made an animated GIF from a 1722 geometrical treatise "that attempts to explore every arrangement of square tiles bisected diagonally with black and white shading." Read the rest

Penrose Stars animated GIF

"Penrose Stars", a GIF created by davidope and inspired by the famed impossible object, the Penrose stairs. See more of dvdp's abstract GIFs here. (via Imaginary Foundation) Read the rest

Optical illusion of the day

Cover the middle seam with your finger, marvel as the contrast effect changes EVERYTHING. Jason Kottke thinks the creator is a witch. When I showed it to my daughter, she said, "Well, your finger is covering up the light that's making it brighter," which is true in a weird sorta way.

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Vision-tweaking minimalist music video

Chris Kirk/Mindbomb Films' mind-bending minimalist music video for Brian Grainger's "Swamp Bike." Watch it full screen. Try not to look away. (Thanks, Syd Garon!) Read the rest

Trippy mandala optical illusions

Here's a great optical illusion (click above to see the animation) -- when you blink fast, beautiful mandalas emerge.

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Optical illusion painted on house

Ciaran Brennan painted the exterior of his home with a delightfully surrealist trompe l'oeil. "boptical illusion" (via) Read the rest

Fool-the-eye van paintjob

This is the ultimate in aspirational automotive paintjobs, surely. It's more unsourced net.stuff -- anyone know where it originated?

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The illusory cow

Richard Wiseman found a cow that may have a vase on its face. Or ... maybe ... it has two faces on its face. Is your mind blown yet?

Via Dimitrios Diamantaras

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