8 February 2010

War is psychedelic: Dazzle camouflage

Dazzle did not conceal the ship but made it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and heading. The idea was to disrupt the visual rangefinders used for naval artillery.”

[via:Waino]

5 May 2009

Design student Sara Watson's Skoda car illusion: painted to merge with surroundings (University of Central Lancashire)

UK design student disappears car by painting it to merge with the surrounding car park

[via:Charris]

27 June 2008

The Neuroscience of Illusion: How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain

By using examples in a slide show,

“…two neuroscientists who specialize in visual perception, … explain the scientific value of visual illusions.”

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