33 Responses to A Real-Life Perpetual Motion Machine? (Video)

  1. ArgosyJones February 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 February 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. 6tr8h88 February 16, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Really disinfo ?

  4. 6tr8h88 February 16, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    Really disinfo ?

  5. Zinger February 16, 2011 at 10:24 am #

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

  6. Martin Hayes February 16, 2011 at 6:24 am #

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

  7. Namelesswon February 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

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

  8. Namelesswon February 16, 2011 at 9:06 am #

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

    • Rufus February 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

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

  9. chinagreenelvis February 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    CGI.

  10. chinagreenelvis February 16, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    CGI.

  11. Anonymous February 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. quartz99 February 16, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    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 February 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 February 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 February 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    whatever it is its a pretty neat trick.

  16. Bud Bundy February 16, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    whatever it is its a pretty neat trick.

  17. Anonymous_Reader February 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    This is from M.C. Escher: http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/mc-escher-waterfall.jpg

  18. Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    This is from M.C. Escher: http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/mc-escher-waterfall.jpg

  19. Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    This is from M.C. Escher: http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/mc-escher-waterfall.jpg

  20. Megatron February 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Wow… Disinfo is even more retarded than I thought.

    • ndmeador February 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      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).

  21. Megatron February 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Wow… Disinfo is even more retarded than I thought.

  22. ndmeador February 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    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).

  23. reubenavery February 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Fuckin’ Miracles! How do they work?

  24. Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Fuckin’ Miracles! How do they work?

  25. Rufus February 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

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

  26. III February 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    watch bbc illusions .. that’s it…

  27. III February 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    watch bbc illusions .. that’s it…

  28. Someone March 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I love the original drawing in the lower-right

  29. Someone March 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    I love the original drawing in the lower-right

  30. Clown July 30, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    clown

  31. Clown July 30, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    clown

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