Another winter break, another stretch of time in sunny Florida, and therefore lots of time to update my little site.
A great deal of my work this semester involved studying the influence of textured surfaces on depth perception. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon a dragon illusion made by a company called Grand Illusions. Because the texture of the dragon’s head causes you to incorrectly perceive its layout, the entire head appears to follow you around the room. You really have to see the video to understand the point of it, or you could easily construct your own dragon. Having made a few of my own, I can tell you that yes, the illusion is THAT strong. Behold, the power of texture!