Wordless Wednesday: No you have not accidentally swallowed magic mushrooms



This is one of my favorite exhibits in the San Francisco Exploratorium. It's a door (you can see the door handle in the lower right-hand corner) painted with a moving illusion pattern (This one is "Rotating Snakes" by Akiyoshi Kitaoka). It's really the most bizarre thing; you have to move forward and squash your nose against the door (or computer monitor, for those of you reading this post) to make sure it's not really moving. I'd love to put this on our front door this Halloween to freak people out!

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Jingle said...

That is very cool!

Shannanb aka Mommy Bits said...

Love it! These sort of pictures always get me. They are sooo cool.

Jinxy said...

That is totally making me dizzy. Its very cool.

Shangrila said...

Dammit, I was really hoping for the mushrooms-lol! Very cool pic-makes me feel woozy...

RJ Flamingo said...

As long as I was already here, I took a look at this. I enlarged it (thank you for not reducing the image size too much!), and you're right - it definitely looks like its moving! Where can I get one?:-)

onangelwings said...

I love stuff like this. The brain is amazing.