Guys... We Just Broke Science

Ty Dunitz February 18 Gadgets
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And here is a visual riddle to help ferry you into the weekend – Escher’s Waterfall, come to life. I’ve been sitting here for longer than I should trying to figure this one out. Any insights, Techi readers? Or did we really just kick science in the teeth? Before some humourless troll decides to remind us that science can’t be kicked in the teeth nor anywhere else, that was a joke. But in the impossible offchance this is real, we just basically solved all humanity’s problems.

In the words of a great internet:

“what is this I don’t even”

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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#1
Arsham
February 18th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

It’s an optical illusion, but well done

 
 
#2
Francisco Ceruti
February 19th, 2011 at 5:39 am

I donĀ“t know how he did it, but on 0:45 theres some sort of rendering problem on the water.

 
 
#3
Billy Einkamerer
February 19th, 2011 at 10:22 am

Wow, impressive.
I think it’s either two structures super-imposed and effects done with after effects (combining and deleting parts)
Cos it looks like the water actually goes into the wooden box that he’s pouring into, on the right.
So, either the water is fake, or there are two super-imposed videos…
It’s brilliant… and I hope the guy explains, cos I’d like to see if it’s something else!
Maybe we can ask Wikileaks?!

 
 
#4
Shazzam
February 23rd, 2011 at 9:19 am

The shadows are all over the place. The direction of his shadow does not match the direction of shadows on the structure. It looks good enough to believe at first. I’m impressed.

 

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