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It is Not Escher’s Hands

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South African artist Jono Dry makes a beautiful tribute to M.C.
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Lovely set of images.  The Escher homage is a highlight.

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M.C. Escher's Impossible Structures, Printed in 3D

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M.C. Escher's two-dimensional renderings of impossible feats of architecture are endlessly fascinating to look at, precisely because they could not exist as three-dimensional objects.
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An incredible optical illusion: An Escher Waterfall brought to life

http://youtu.be/0v2xnl6LwJE

How do we know it is an illusion? Because it is impossible. Therefore we seek an explanation. Watch the video and see if you can decode what is going on. When you think you have it figured out, see this proposed solution to the illusion: (http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/18/is-this-how-the-esch.html)

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Optical Illusion of the Week: "Escher Illusions in LEGO"

Optical Illusion of the Week: "Escher Illusions in LEGO" | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
If you enjoy optical illusions, it's likely you've seen M.C. Escher's famous drawings of impossible buildings, with stairs that go upward without end and channels of water that continuously flow downward.
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Impossible 2D Drawings Made Possible... In 3D

Impossible 2D Drawings Made Possible... In 3D | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

We've all seen drawings of impossible objects like M.C. Escher's Penrose stairs and ascending and descending walkway. However, after seeing the optical illusions of mathematics researcher and professor Kokichi Sugihara, we hesitate to use the wordimpossible so lightly.

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A few nice videos of 3D objects doing 'impossible' things.

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Lego Star Wars, MC Escher Illusion | Geeky Gadgets

Lego Star Wars, MC Escher Illusion | Geeky Gadgets | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Lego modeller Paul Vermeesch has created a fantastic Lego Star Wars version of the famous, M.C.Escher’s 1953 lithograph “Relativity“.
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Escher Style Optical Illusions

Escher Style Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Six very different looking illusions.

Go here: http://www.illusionspoint.com/illusions/escher-style-optical-illusions/ if the link in the title does not work.

No explanations are given.

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