Sunday, December 11, 2011
From the lectures, the most interesting topic that grabbed my attention was the Ames room. This remembers me of the movie Alice in Wonderland, where Alice looked like a giant in the little room. The Ames room is a distorted room used to create an optical illusion of relative sizes. Upon viewing people or objects within an Ames room, there is a loss of normal perspective. The optical illusion created by the distorted room, a person standing in one corner appears to the observer to be significantly larger than a person standing in the opposite corner while the room appears to be a normal rectangular shape.