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Trick Optical Illusion

This project explores the relationship between human distance and the perception of space. People's perception of space is often informed by changes in negative space. For example, in a fixed space. If people are spread out in the space, each person has a small range of movement and therefore people feel that the space is small. If people are concentrated at one point, there is a lot of free space left and therefore people feel that the space is large.


We enhance this illusion of space by linear language.

One person enters: the screen on the wall gets bigger, the lines get faster and the lines get thicker.
Two people enter: as the distance between them increases, the screen becomes smaller, the speed slower, the lines thinner and the space feels larger; vice versa.

Three people enter: the distance between each person and the sensor is controlled by 3 factors: size/thickness/speed.

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