Beloved Toys: Sites & Sources of Treasured Old Toys & Related Writings
Arto Monaco – Children’s Toy creator, Land of Make Believe, 1913-2005
“Thinking Outside of the Toy Box: 4 Children’s Gizmos That Inspired Scientific Breakthroughs – Brilliant minds reach back to childhood to help them develop tiny transistors, study particle separation, make microfluidics devices, and fight cancer”
Optical Illusion Fun: Anamorphoscopes, Slant Art & Other Eye-Ticklers
“The brain abhors ambiguity, yet we are curiously attracted to it. Many famous visual illusions exploit ambiguity to titillate the senses. Resolving uncertainties creates a pleasant jolt in your brain, similar to the one you experience in the ‘Eureka!’ moment of solving a problem….” Scientific American article – “Ambiguities and Perception”
Anamorphosis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anamorphosis – Planet Perplex. Planet Perplex is a comprehensive collection of optical illusions, impossible objects, hidden images, puzzles and related images.
169 Best Illusions – Scientific American book
Emily’s Collection – 13 Mind messing images Emily collected
Takao Trick Art Museum – west of Tokyo, Japan
Look for lots more optical illusion fun in my blog posts.
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Clever Stuff: A Collection of Sites, Sources & Images that Just Delight Me
500 Years of Women in Art – Brilliant face transitions
Between the Folds – An incredible paper folding video
Stop motion animation in a bed – Extremely inventive, with minimal props!
Accidental Discoveries – New, green adhesive
Animal Voiceovers – You’ll want to watch this over and over!
Baby dreams – Adorable tableaux by Adele Enersen
Style Your Garage – Fun alternatives to that boring garage door.
Structural Graphics – Ingenious pop-up marketing pieces
Left & Right Brain: Organizations, Books, Articles & People Doing the Work to Increase Our Understanding
Bruce Frankel – Writer, Reporter, Poet
Dr. Toy – Leading Expert on Play, Toys & Children’s Products