Past Meetup

Hacking Perception: Optical Illusions & Slight of Hand

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At the next meeting of the Hackstronauts we're going to investigate magic tricks, optical illusions and all manner of brainteasers in order to hack our sensibilities. We will touch on topics ranging from Legerdemain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleight_of_hand) to Confabulation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confabulation#Mandela_Effect) (i.e.: The Mandela Effect - a social phenomenon gone amok in recent times). Any fan of MC Escher knows where his work takes us when we meditate on his brilliantly engineered madness. Many of us have strained to defocus and tease the bizarre 3D shapes out of the chaos of stochastic images. We ask how does this work? We ask because we can't leave well enough alone and just enjoy the trick. We want to seize the mechanism and add it to our tool box. We want to use it everywhere it and make our world more magical not less. Join us at the next meeting of our growing group of alchemists and I'll probably break out the two or three magic tricks I know how to do.