Optical illusions collection (part 1)

“A pulser”

The figure appears to scintillate. Moreover, rings of subjective color are observed.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003


“Mesh spirals”

The figure appears to scintillate. Moreover, the figure appears to rotate when you approach or move back from the figure with fixating at the center.

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“Flemming’s rules”

Something appears to run in the circular clouds (visual phantoms).

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“Flip-flop”

The figure appears to scintillate. In addition, the inset appears to move.

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“Falling snow”

The figure appears to scintillate.

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“Op autumn”

White patches appear to scintillate.

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“Rokuyo stars”*

*Rokuyo is kind of week made up of 6 days: Sensho, Tomobiki, Sembu, Butsumetsu, Taian and Shakko. Lucky or unlucky days are fixed for each ceremony. For example, a Taian day is preferred for weddings in Japan.

Six white circles appear to scintillate. Moreover, red circles appear to rotate clockwise while blue ones counterclockwise.

Related reference: scintillating lustre by Pinna, Ehrenstein and Spillmann (2002)

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rokuyo.cdr (CorelDRAW)


“A time tunnel”

Color blobs appear to scintillate.

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“Matataki”*

*scintillation

Color blobs appear to scintillate.

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Caution!! The figure shown below might make you feel sick.

 

“A color curtain”

Color lines appear to scintillate. Don’t watch this figure for a long time because this figure includes anomalous motion illusion between chromatic lines and achromatic gratings.

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“Treasure box”

Color squares appear to scintillate. The figure appears to bulge out slightly though this consists of only squares.

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“Jiggle”

The surround appears to jiggle and scintillate.

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“Blue sun”

Circular scintillation appears.

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“Static gingin shippo”

“Gingin” means scintillating and “shippo” means a Japanese traditional pattern.

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“An exhibition of op art”

Red frames apepar to glow.

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“Warp”

Stars appear to twinkle when we fixate on the center.

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(c)Akiyoshi Kitaoka “Trick eyes 2” Tokyo: KANZEN 2003
(The cover design of Trick Eyes 2)


“Glare”

The rings appear to glare.

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“Earthquake”

The surround appears to fluctuate.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2001

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Gamer research Biologist who loves art, space and sports.

Posted on April 25, 2012, in art, freedom of speech, Funny, Love, make me smile, Photography, Sarcasm, Technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. intergenerational

    wow,looking this post for one minute more I wouldn’t be able (vertigo) to blog for the next two hours;)
    -love optical illusions thou, great post!

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