September 09, 2003

More Illusions!

From Daypop comes word of a cool new batch of optical illusions: The latest works.

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September 02, 2003

Care and Feeding of the Nature Spirits in Your Computer

From the Spring 2003 issue of New Witch magazine, courtesy of Popular Science, courtesy of Janus: The real reason your computer keeps crashing.

Thanks to Ymatt, too, for the nice Houdini image for the new category icon.

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July 25, 2003

Optical Illusions

From Daypop comes word of this really fun (if slightly nauseating) optical illusion: raareffect.jpg. The circles aren't actually moving, you see.

More fun turned up in a few second's Googling: Akiyoshi's illusion pages and

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June 22, 2003

Sartwell Reviews 'Shattering Illusions'

Art-school philosophy prof and generally fun smart-ass Crispin Sartwell has a review of Jamy Ian Swiss' Shattering Illusions: Essays on the Ethics, History, and Presentation of Magic in today's LA Times book reviews: Entertaining deception. It actually sounds like a pretty cool book; maybe I'll pick it up when I finish The Illuminatus! Trilogy, which just arrived today.

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May 17, 2003

Pioneer 10 Makeover

Edward Tufte is cool: Pioneer space plaque redesign.

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