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Building M.C. Escher with a 3D Printer

(Video Link)  Computer science researchers at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology found that they could design physical models of that resemble M.C. Escher’s complex, impossible objects–provided that you look at them from the right perspective. They used a 3D printer to build them, such as the above model of Belvedere. Link -via Nerdcore

From Pennies to Chocolate: 11 Examples of Creative Flooring

1. Pennies Photo from NotCot.com If you’re like most people, you probably have cans and jars full of unused pennies. If you have, say, 480,000 or so, then why not do what the Standard Hotel in New York City did with them in their restaurant? Make a copper floor. 2. Wooden Type Photo by Flickr user Kris Arnold (wka) The [...]

M.C. Escher in a Drop of Water

M.C. Escher’s illustrations are even more surreal when they’re reflected in falling drops of water. redditor smsilton captured this amazing image using a 60mm macro lens. Check out the thread to find out how he did it. Link and Set Up Shot -via Geekologie

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Escher-Inspired Origami

Everyone recognizes M.C. Escher’s famously impossible staircases, angles that inspire confusion and wonder. His most famous works have been referenced in pop culture since forever, and now the challenge to recreate these works in three dimensions has origami artists doing incredible things with paper. A rendition of Escher’s Relativity is shown above, but Kuriositas has [...]

How Does the M.C. Escher Waterfall Machine Work?

A few days ago, a viral video surfaced which appeared to show a functional model of M.C. Escher’s famous drawing “Waterfall“. How does it work? Boing Boing reader David Goldman proposes the above explanation. Do you agree? via Boing Boing

Working Model of M.C. Escher’s "Waterfall"

(Video Link) M.C. Escher’s Waterfall appears to show a stream of water fed by itself — something of a perpetual motion machine. This clever video of mysterious origin creates the illusion of a functional model of that image. via GearFuse