Friday, February 5, 2016

Optical Illusion: Spinning Ballerina


You can see this ballerina spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise.
It took me a while to get her to switch directions.
Focus somewhere on the page, maybe her shadow, or below her will switch for you.

Here's an explanation of why you see it one way or another and what the hell is going on here!

(via Kottke)

How it Works: Key Locks

Saturday, January 30, 2016

At the Gate

New immigrants pass through the gate at Ellis Island in 1904

At the Gate
Ellis Island, 1904

Friday, January 29, 2016

New Yorker cover: 2/1/2016

Cover of The New Yorker
Feb. 1, 2016
by Barry Blit

Barry Blitt speaks about the making of this illustration in this week's New Yorker:
"In most historical portraits, Presidents are noble and dignified...My biggest challenge was to alter the Presidents' expressions to make them reflect attitudes of consternation...Teddy Roosevelt generally looks angry and somewhat appalled, so he was the easiest."

Monday, January 25, 2016

NYC to LA to NYC to LA, ad infinitum

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Uptown Funk/old movie scenes mashup

(turn on the subtitles to see the names of the movies)

Uptown Funk / old movie scene mashup

(via Ken Levine)


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