A Counterintuitive Tease

Escher

Spoiler Alert: those “impossible” stairways M.C. Escher drew in the 1950s still can’t be replicated in 3 physical dimensions, but this video makes a good job of teasing the proposition that they can be.

And this entry from the Snopes facebook page explains the background.

 

Escher Stuff

The wikipedia page for MC Escher includes a terrific list of sources and a very convenient set of links to Selected Works.

Escher on Instagram

Finally, if you like this sort of thing and don’t already know him, be sure to follow modern-day M.C. Escher Kevin Parry on instagram. @kevinbparry

http://www.distractify.com/trending/2017/05/18/Z1nTT9S/optical-illusion-instagram

Author: davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels. www.davidbdale.wordpress.com

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