This thing looks totally bizarre, but really cool. Just what we like here on Random Weirdness. Somehow makes you think you're watching an alien life form, but no, this is real. It uses powerful electromagnets in a bath of magnetic liquid to make these dancing spirals.
By xorbit, last changed on August 28, 2009 // E-mail to a friend //
I love how the machine uses many normal looking parts of the reader's environment. The trained Guinea Pig is great too.
Check out the site of kinetic artist Joseph Herscher for more!
By xorbit, last changed on January 11, 2012 // E-mail to a friend //
By xorbit, netentity and archive, last changed on September 26, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //
This must be one of the most convincing optical illusion I have ever seen.
Ceci n'est pas une spirale
Don't know where it originally came from, I found this optical illusion that looks like a spiral on Make's website . They also show a version traced by lines to help convince you that this really is NOT a spiral.
By xorbit, last changed on April 21, 2010 // E-mail to a friend //
Isn't this a nice picture of a sunset over the sea?
Incr-edible sunset over the sea
Now look a little closer. Are you sure that the sea is actually water? Are you sure those rocks are actually rocks? And is that really the sky?
This is a nice example of the art of Carl Warner. The whole landscape is made of food! The sky and sea are made of salmon, the rocks are bread and potatos, and the little boat is a pea pod. Isn't that amazing?
I found more examples of Carl Warner's edible landscapes on the BBC web site .
Or visit Carl Warner's own web site , but be warned that it is one of those fancy Flash-only sites that look great but are a pain to use and may not work for you.
By xorbit, last changed on April 2, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //