A Real-Life Perpetual Motion Machine? (Video)

OK … what is this really? Via LiveLeak:

33 Comments on "A Real-Life Perpetual Motion Machine? (Video)"

  1. ArgosyJones | Feb 16, 2011 at 7:10 am |

    However it was done, it’s a neat trick. Making a physical model of an Escher device is enormously difficult, but possible (for a single vantage point). This was probably done with a green screen, and composited, with a bit of wood, the buckets, and water in the green room, then overlaid onto a real room, with the escher device digitally inserted.

  2. ArgosyJones | Feb 16, 2011 at 3:10 am |

    However it was done, it’s a neat trick. Making a physical model of an Escher device is enormously difficult, but possible (for a single vantage point). This was probably done with a green screen, and composited, with a bit of wood, the buckets, and water in the green room, then overlaid onto a real room, with the escher device digitally inserted.

  3. Really disinfo ?

  4. Really disinfo ?

  5. The sound of the water is not a good fit with what the eye can see.

  6. Martin Hayes | Feb 16, 2011 at 6:24 am |

    The sound of the water is not a good fit with what the eye can see.

  7. Namelesswon | Feb 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm |

    This is the resultant combination of: No girlfriend + No xbox.

  8. Namelesswon | Feb 16, 2011 at 9:06 am |

    This is the resultant combination of: No girlfriend + No xbox.

    • Seriously. He could be spending his time much more efficiently by playing team deathmatch in COD.

  9. chinagreenelvis | Feb 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm |

    CGI.

  10. chinagreenelvis | Feb 16, 2011 at 10:35 am |

    CGI.

  11. Anonymous | Feb 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm |

    I’m not so sure it’s cgi. His shadow does cross in the way you’d expect for the way you’d actually build something like that (ie, when he’s a little closer to the camera. The “top” is probably smaller than it looks and closer). It’s more likely that there’s a spot where the water is being pumped up like a fountain and part of the illusion is hiding where the water is disappearing and reappearing farther up.

  12. I’m not so sure it’s cgi. His shadow does cross in the way you’d expect for the way you’d actually build something like that (ie, when he’s a little closer to the camera. The “top” is probably smaller than it looks and closer). It’s more likely that there’s a spot where the water is being pumped up like a fountain and part of the illusion is hiding where the water is disappearing and reappearing farther up.

  13. justagirl | Feb 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm |

    it’s a kool-aid machine designed to keep the sugar from settling at the bottom. notice how he stirs first?

  14. justagirl | Feb 16, 2011 at 11:29 am |

    it’s a kool-aid machine designed to keep the sugar from settling at the bottom. notice how he stirs first?

  15. Bud Bundy | Feb 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm |

    whatever it is its a pretty neat trick.

  16. Bud Bundy | Feb 16, 2011 at 11:41 am |

    whatever it is its a pretty neat trick.

  17. Wow… Disinfo is even more retarded than I thought.

  18. Wow… Disinfo is even more retarded than I thought.

    • You’re entitled to an opinion on the video itself, but there are huge implications for bringing Escher’s drawings to real life in any way. We need to expand our conceptions of what is possible. Personally I had never even thought of that drawing as a potential self-regenerating power device, until I saw this video (whether “real” or CGI).

  19. You’re entitled to an opinion on the video itself, but there are huge implications for bringing Escher’s drawings to real life in any way. We need to expand our conceptions of what is possible. Personally I had never even thought of that drawing as a potential self-regenerating power device, until I saw this video (whether “real” or CGI).

  20. Anonymous | Feb 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm |

    Fuckin’ Miracles! How do they work?

  21. reubenavery | Feb 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm |

    Fuckin’ Miracles! How do they work?

  22. Seriously. He could be spending his time much more efficiently by playing team deathmatch in COD.

  23. watch bbc illusions .. that’s it…

  24. watch bbc illusions .. that’s it…

  25. I love the original drawing in the lower-right

  26. I love the original drawing in the lower-right

  27. clown

  28. clown

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