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Tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher, and can be seen throughout history – from ancient architecture, to modern art. In short, a tessellation is a collection of figures that are able to fill the surface with no overlaps and no gaps. Best example of what I’m talking about can be seen in this post. However, today’s tessellation places another interesting effect in center of our attention . Observe the image below, move your eyes all over it, and you should see the tiles have started to spin!

You Spin Me Right Round...


28 Responses
  1. ghjkil; says:

    i cant get it to spin….but second post!

  2. anonymous says:

    try scrolling up and down, it creates another neat effect

  3. Janice says:

    I can’t get it to spin either ):

  4. becca says:

    try just moving your eyes in a circular motion then up and down then circular XD i think it looks funny when you do

  5. It doesn’t spin but it moves like waves

  6. tom says:

    Try staring at it for like 30 seconds! When you look at the wall it will appear the exact opposite!

  7. Rick Haviland says:

    Some spin, but other movements also, pretty neat.

  8. danno says:

    Me…I can’t get it to stop. Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  9. JayAre says:

    Scrolling up and down is awesome!

  10. Louie says:

    This is actually makes me feel carsick or seasick. It’s difficult for me to look at this for a long period of time. Cool illusion though.

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  13. Fred Smith says:

    Vurdlak, you should prob rename this post. U must not have seen meatspin yet…

  14. its not all the same shape there is slight differences

  15. Care Bear says:

    The tiles didn’t spin–my eyes did.

  16. Ron Calhoun says:

    This is one of my favorite type of Optical Illusions.

  17. Detective Kitty says:

    it doesn’t spin for me but scrolling up and down does have that effect

  18. Russell Bridge says:

    My head is spinning!

    Tessellations with actual recognizable shapes are amazingly difficult, and Escher mastered it. His Angels and Devils 2D drawing was actually a step to making a wooden ball with that design carved into it. Escher is DA MAN, no doubt!

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  20. Cronepsis says:

    use your peripheral vision, works much better.

  21. Tobs W says:

    Sonuvacrap!!! Im BLIND!!!

  22. choeki says:

    OH WOW! it’s just awesome!!

  23. Me says:

    The only way to get an effect is to scroll up and down but cool never the less.

  24. dragon fire 3000 says:

    scroll up a little and down a little and it waves like a flag its so cool!!!!!!!!!!

  25. fossda says:

    you spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round right round

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