|Science Factory: Optical Illusions|
We started the week exploring some of the tricks our mind can play on us as it makes use of shortcuts to understand the world. Alongside the usual duck/rabbit, young/old woman, and other ambiguous images, we watched videos that demonstrate how much we can miss when we pay attention, as well as a couple of 3D videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq2awQCkyfg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On14lBCpBas).
The optical illusions set contained 47 different illusions, from those that were picture-based to those that required assembly. The Ames room was the most visually impressive, although the zoetrope provided the opportunityfor a wider conversation on films and animation.
Next week's project: World Records!