The ‘Healing Grid’ by Ryota Kanai was a finalist in the 2005 Best Illusion of the Year Contest. stare at the centre for about 20 seconds and the broken edges appear to repair themselves in your peripheral vision. Kanai sez of it:
This illusion seems to indicate the preference of the visual brain to see regular patterns.
The video for The Writing’s On The Wall – a new intricately choreographed bit of shenanigans from Chicagoan alt-rockers OKGO – performed at a Brooklyn warehouse chock-a-block with optical illusions and geometric coup d’oeil.