2016's Illusion of the Year will make you cover your screen with fingerprints


#1

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#2

Boinged already, even though this is the first comment.


#3

That’s some freaky!


#4

Nope, that’s the illusion!


#5

This one leads the voting actually, it still blows my mind.
http://illusionoftheyear.com/2016/06/ambiguous-cylinder-illusion/


#6

Nothing, apart from overwhelming drunkenness will cause me to put fingerprints on my screen. I am so anal retentive about it, I’ve been made fun of. So many eyes were rolled at me, including the eyes of a four year old who thought I was being ridiculous. I am not ashamed.

However, it is a groovy illusion, which I enjoyed with my hands in my lap.


#7

[quote=“cleveremi, post:6, topic:81066”]
However, it is a groovy illusion, which I enjoyed with my hands in my lap.
[/quote]Too much information :wink:


#8

Please don’t tell us what your hands were doing.


#9

So as not to disappoint? Or ruin my reputation? okee dokee :angel:


#10

Of course I have fingerprints on my screen: it’s an iPad.


#11

While interesting, this feels somewhat disingenuous. The “drift” that the article and video use is a type of movement; the graphic mass within the elements is moving in a coordinated way. I’m not being fooled into perceiving motion, just extrapolating the motion in each element to represent a whole.

Or maybe I’m just being a cranky old man at the moment. Now get off my lawn!


#12

It’s pretty disconcerting. After a while I started to perceive it as static holes with a moving surface behind them, and then it didn’t feel so weird.


#13

Shazam and the video itself were unhelpful, so does anyone know where I can get that background music?


#14

I’ve been wondering whether this illusion (or something similar) could be used for CAPTCHAs - presumably something that relies on a quirk in human vision* would be difficult to model?

*Also, does anyone know if optical illusions work for other species?


#15

How can we have a best of 2016 when the year is just half over?

(i see this all the time and always wonder…)


#16

There’s a url at the end of the video.

http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/funny-song


#17

kinda gives the term ’ spin doctor ’ a new twist ~


#18

Next time just use your mouse cursor. :slight_smile:


#19

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