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His props are cardboard and glue, no special effects. All he does is find the precise angle where our brain assumes an impossible act. In this case, he chooses the angle that makes down-sloping planes look like up-sloping planes.
Then he changes the angle and you see how he did it. (Or more correctly, how you did it.)
Brains, you may not realize, make arbitrary assumptions to keep our world intact. Sugihara knows exactly where those assumptions pop into place. Using simple paper and glue constructions, he creates shapes cannily designed to make us see something that isn't happening. A "Specially Appointed Professor," Sugihara teaches at the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan,
Originally posted by Jason88
I thought it was a magnet until he changed the viewing angle; a very impressive optical illusion. Though I wonder if that only works on camera... meaning, if you were actually looking at the model, in person, would you be fooled?
I'd also welcome folks to post favorite optical illusions that they have found.