10/12/2012

Enter an Optical Illusion

Artwork by Julian Hoeber
Artwork by Julian Hoeber

Artist Julian Hoeber’s “Demon Hill,” now on view at the Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York City, is modelled after a roadside attraction called a “gravitational mystery spot” — where water runs uphill and gravity doesn’t behave as expected.  Science Friday talked to cognitive scientist Michael Landy about what happens to our perceptual system inside the exhibition. Watch the video and see the photos below to explore.

 

Artwork by Julian Hoeber
Artwork by Julian Hoeber
Artwork by Julian Hoeber
Artwork by Julian Hoeber

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Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.