2010 "Illusion of the Year" Winner Would Confuse MC Esher

May 12, 2010

This optical illusion, dubbed "Impossible Motion", seems pretty straightforward at first, but things get far more interesting around 20 or so seconds in.

This model was awarded the "Illusion of the Year" by the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Japan, and is the result of the inventor tinkering with software designed specifically to create models with shapes and angles that can confuse our perceptions.

After you've spent some time scratching your head about how this deceptively simple model works, you can check out the inventor's website to scope out the plans and even build one of your own.


Source: Illusion of the Year