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This Changing Clock Face is Like an Optical Illusion

By: Jen Chae - Published: Aug 4, 2013 • References: n-u.nl and yankodesign
Because of its intentionally illusive design, the MOCAP by J.P.Meulendijks looks like it has a changing clock face. The clock looks normal and clear when looked at directly from the front, but from different angles, the MOCAP's numbers become impossible to make out.

The bamboo-made wall clock isn't exactly changing when you walk away; it's actually an optical illusion because of the way each number is arranged. The numbers are made of pin-like tiny white balls that are sitting at different heights. This type of illusion is an art technique called motion capture, hence the clock's given name MOCAP. The clock's designer was inspired by the subtly morphing images in movies like Lord of the Rings and Avatar when creating this piece.