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Optical Illusion Art: Using math, perspective, and dimension to create mind-bending sculptures

Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Pictured: Opus 429958 appears like 3 Borromean rings, but it is a single circuit.

Join artist Anton Bakker and a team of experts in this exploration at the intersection of math, perception, and art.  Starting with the two-dimensional work of M.C. Escher and moving into the world of three-dimensional sculpture, Anton, the creator of MoMath's popular Alternative Perspective show, leads us on a journey into the world of optical illusion.  Joined by mathematicians Doris Schattschneider and Tom Verhoeff and neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde (who together created the Best Illusion of the Year Contest), Anton demonstrates how sculpture can be not just an aesthetic pursuit but also a medium in which to demonstrate how a limited, singular perspective can present a view of "reality" that completely fools the mind.

This is a live-streamed event.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at

February 24, 2021 6:30 pm   through   8:00 pm
MoMath Online
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Free registration (while supplies last) $ 0.00
Reduced rate (while supplies last) $ 5.00
Event fee $ 15.00
Event fee plus $15 donation to support families in need $ 30.00

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