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By on January 13, 2013, with 14 Comments

Just a quick update for today, containing another trippy optical illusion addition to our heavily popular #Animations category. It may seem the vortex is actually spinning, but once again it’s just another effective static image. Created by Beau Deeley in 2012, inspiration for this familiar illusion-pattern was probably came from Akiyoshi Kitaoka. Perhaps Psychedelic Screen-melt and Trippy Beans turned out to be more exciting, never the less I still find this pretty impressive!

Spinning Vortex Illusion Pattern

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14 Responses
  1. z2d4th says:

    Amazing! illusion in new angle..

  2. Ant says:

    It doesn’t spin for my old compound eyes. :/

  3. Audrey says:

    WOW! Does it only spin to the right for everyone? Thats what I see. Wow.

  4. Genie says:

    This one is super cool and beautyful!

  5. suor de sapo says:

    Clockwise! ;-)

  6. DudeMan says:

    EPIC. I would love this in 1920×1080!

  7. ScienceTeacher says:

    Okay…here’s a question. Why is the effect more pronounced – or for that matter only visible – on a computer monitor? I printed the image out and I don’t see the rotation! What’s up? My science kids are going to say it’s NOT an optical illusion – it must be a computer animation! I thought maybe it had something to do with the size of the image, but I printed it larger? Same result….As Spock would say, “Fascinating…”

    • Sarah says:

      I think the optical illusion has a lot to do with the refresh rate on the screen. A tv screen or computer monitor is constantly, and rapidly (so fast you can’t see it happening) flickering the image you see. That is the big difference between how a screen displays an image and how a piece of paper does.

  8. Illusionist says:

    you can stop the illusion if you concentrate on a singl epoint towards the back wall. But, it is cool.

  9. George says:

    How do I get this to work for me I’ve stared at this for ages and it’s not spinning at all. Where do I look?

  10. natalie says:

    I know this sin’t really moving.

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