Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Imposibble Motion : Magnet-Like Slopes

Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Japan

Winner of Illusion of The Year - 1st Price

In this video, wooden balls roll up the slopes just as if they are pulled by a magnet. The behavior of the balls seems impossible, because it is against the gravity. The video is not a computer graphic, but a real scene. What is actually happening is that the orientations of the slopes are perceived oppositely, and hence the descending motion is misinterpreted as ascending motion. This illusion is remarkable in that it is generated by a three-dimensional solid object and physical motion, instead of a two-dimensional picture.

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Eddy Rizal

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