A few weeks back, with collaborators Priscilla Heard and Christopher Tyler, I won second prize with this movie in the annual Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest. I think we were lucky! As ever the competition showcased some fascinating, quite new illusions, and this year’s were a particularly strong bunch.
Extra – July 2019 – Earlier this year we published a paper analysing the illusion in the online, open access journal i-Perception.
Last year the competition organisers published a beautiful book, showing some of the illusions that won prizes in the years since the competition started in 2005. You can see details on this site.