When we look at the natural world around us, there is a rather interesting phenomenon that most of us tend to take for granted. It doesn’t matter if we are looking at the clouds in the sky, the waves of the sea or even a litter of puppies, there are going to be patterns that become visually evident. These are regularities that are found in the natural world and they may occur in a wide variety of contexts. At times, these patterns can be mimicked mathematically and when that is the case, you may really be in for a visual [More]
Although there are many different types of optical illusions, including many different ways that those optical illusions can trick both the eyes and the mind, one that is often used is known as anamorphosis. This is the type of three-dimensional optical illusion that you often see with street art. When you look at it from any angle other than one specific vantage point, it looks as if it is distorted but when you’re at the proper vantage point, the drawing comes to life. That is what you are going to see in this Apple skull drawing. As you watch a [More]
It can be a lot of fun to throw a party and to invite family and friends over for a great evening. As the host, you would want to make sure that everything was put together properly. Not only would it include the food and drinks, you would also want to give a little thought to the entertainment as well. Although there are number of things that you could do, one that you would want to consider is doing a few science tricks. Although science tricks are not the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they think [More]
Some types of optical illusions are easy to do and you can often do them with items that you have around the house. At other times, they may involve some type of digital image or perhaps a piece of art that you have to view on the computer. In the case of this particular optical illusion, it requires a specific mirror kit but you can purchase one online and the effects that it causes are absolutely amazing. This type of mirror creates a hologram effect that is impossible for you to see beyond. It actually uses a concave mirror with [More]
People can use their hands in rather remarkable ways and they are a part of the body that really is quite underrated. We use our hands to interact with the world around us and they can either be soft or harsh, depending upon the need. As you are about to see, the hands can also be used in a rather artistic way and it may be one that you had never considered before. The pictures that you see in this video may look like various things from nature, including a rabbit, bird or even soldiers. If you take a closer [More]
The human body continues to be a marvel to science but it is the human brain that really confounds scientists. They are constantly learning new things about the brain but, even by their own admission, they have only scratched the surface. Although we may learn more about the brain, it is unlikely that we will ever fully unravel its mysteries. Of course, men won’t stop trying and they will continue to be amazed by what it can do. Although the human brain controls every part of the body, it is closely associated with the eyes. They take in valuable information [More]
We live in a three-dimensional world but, in many cases, we operate on a two-dimensional level. It is a factor of life that many of us have grown accustomed to, and we don’t really consider the difference between 3-D and 2-D in most cases. When we see it come to life, however, it really catches our interest and that is especially true if you can take a two-dimensional surface and create a three-dimensional piece. This 3-D paper design is exactly what I am referring to. It involves something that is drawn on a regular sheet of paper but with a [More]
There are many different types of optical illusions that make use of the checkerboard. In some cases, it may have to do with the shade of the squares and in others, it may be associated with spots that are placed on the board. In either case, it has the ability to trick the mind and when you see this video, you are going to be shocked with what your eye begins to see. It took the person in this video over four hours to place 200 little white squares at specific areas on the checkerboard pattern. As they continue to [More]
Much of the artwork that people truly appreciate takes place on a two dimensional surface. For example, somebody may work on a piece of canvas using watercolors, pastels or perhaps even pencils and they can create something that takes on a life of its own. As it turns out, it is also possible to draw on a larger two-dimensional surface and what it is done properly, it becomes a three-dimensional piece of art. Not only will you find these pieces of art to be a realistic, they will also take your breath away and can captivate your attention in ways [More]
There is an old saying that, not everything is as it appears, and you are about to see the truthfulness of that saying come to life in front of you. When you first look at the image in the video, it appears as if it is a piece of paper with several diamonds, and each row becomes lighter as it moves down toward the bottom. Nobody would argue with that point but soon, you will see that it is just an optical illusion. In reality, much of what you are seeing is the same shade, even though it looks as [More]
Although there are many different forms of art, one that has become increasingly popular in today’s world is street painting, also known as pavement art, street art or 3-D street art. When done properly, it creates an illusion that tricks the eyes into believing that you are looking at a three-dimensional image, even though it was drawn on a two dimensional surface. In the following video, you are going to see some of the best 3-D street art that exists. Some of it was drawn for competitive purposes and others because the individual wanted to display their artistic abilities. In [More]
Our eyes pick up information from the world around us and they allow us to see the world in a way that allows us to interact with it. This not only includes the perception of color, shapes and size, it also involves motion. Like anything else in the outside world, our eyes pick up light from objects and turn that light into data that can be understood by the brain. In the case of motion, it is known as motion perception. Motion perception is defined as a process of recognizing both the speed and direction of what is in front [More]