Enforcing false (and forced) perspective: Make yourself an Ames Room



A clip from the documentary The Computer That Ate Hollywood.

An Ames Room is a room that’s distorted to create the optical illusion that things in that room are different sizes by using the principle of forced perspective. It is named after its inventor, American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames, Jr.

Instructions from Make Magazine

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More info on the Ames Room illusion at Illusion Works>>

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