NY Hall of Science: Optical Illusions

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

The photo set for this exhibit is a big let down, mostly because the real life display is so dynamic. A still photo doesn’t capture what spinning geometric shapes does to your brain. A photo of a spring that isn’t there has none of the effect of actually trying to reach out and touch it. A photo of a prism, proportional room, or bionic vision display gives none of the uncanny effects these illusions have on our sense of reality when we experience them.

You can view the complete flickr set here, but remember that none of my photosets captures what you would experience visiting these places in real life.






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