Harry Houdini Optical Illusion

By Tom Interval

I hope you enjoy the following optical illusion, inspired by an illusion I saw on the Mighty Optical Illusions website, which also shared this one on its site and Facebook page. For the full effect, click on the image to look at the full-size version. I also posted this on my Houdini blog, which you should check out if you haven’t already. The image blends front and profile photos of legendary escapologist and magician Harry Houdini to create what is known as an ambiguous optical illusion. The human visual system, having to process the image at a deeper level to resolve the ambiguity, interprets it in more than one way—a phenomenon called multistable perception.

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About Interval Magic

Magician Tom Interval, owner of San Diego-based Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and throughout the United States. A member of the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), and Society of American Magicians (SAM), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he performed as a medieval conjurer, trained employees of the magic shop, and promoted the park on several local TV talk shows along the East Coast. As an entertainer, business owner, and former marketing communications professional, Interval understands that the success of any event depends on how satisfied his clients' guests are. Whether it’s a trade show or 50th wedding anniversary, Interval is dedicated to providing his audiences with a highly visual, interactive, mind-boggling magic experience they’ll remember and talk about for years to come. To learn more, please visit www.intervalmagic.com.
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