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Activity overview:

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Sources and sites to learn more below!!!

dolly zoom effect: http://filmmakeriq.com/lessons/introduction-to-the-dolly-zoom/

visual angle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_diameter
https://xkcd.com/1276/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_angle
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/A/Angular+Diameter

great visual angle / angular diameter chart: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Comparison_angular_diameter_solar_system.svg

moon terminator illusion resources:

rogers and olga naumenko (2014): http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=v1410275
moon tile illusion [PDF]: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~amyers/MoonPaper20June.pdf
http://www.upenn.edu/emeritus/essays/MyersMoon.html
http://www.astropix.com/HTML/L_STORY/MOONILL.HTM
http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?39035-Why-does-the-moon-s-terminator-not-appear-orthogonal-to-the-direction-of-the-sun

the (more famous) moon illusion:

http://mrflip.com/teach/lessons/moonsize/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_illusion

cylindrical perspective animation: http://chrisjones.id.au/MoonIllusion/

graphical perspective:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_(graphical)
https://agilewarrior.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/upside-down-drawing-an-exercise-to-reduce-mental-conflict/

optics of perspective:

http://www.joshuanava.biz/perspective/introduction-1.html
http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/live-perspective-a-new-approach-to-depth-in-drawing--cms-22100
http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/perspect1.html
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/CVonline/LOCAL_COPIES/OWENS/LECT1/node2.html

keystone effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_effect

subjective constancy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subjective_constancy

crepuscular rays:

http://www.badastronomy.com/mad/2000/sunbeams.html
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/opt/air/crp.rxml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crepuscular_rays#/media/File:Crepuscular_Rays,_India.JPG

lunar phase interactive: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/animations/moonPhasesHorizonDiagram.html

parallax: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallax#/media/File:Parallax.gif

car illusion: http://www.moillusions.com/these-3-cars-are-same-in-size/

star field illusion: https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/most-amazing-illusion-ever/

hallway illusion: http://i.imgur.com/ty6PM.gif

Euclid’s Optics: [PDF] http://www.math.cornell.edu/~web1600/Terrell_OpticsOfEuclid.pdf

art resources:

http://www.nettonet.org/Nettonet/101%20Painting/Studies/perspectivism.htm
http://netfuture.org/fdnc/ch22.html
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1hlox1/why_are_medieval_paintings_so_crappy/
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1kshhk/why_did_ancient_civilizations_never_produce_any/
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1jus85/why_did_realistic_art_only_take_off_in_the_west/
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1d442w/why_was_human_anatomy_poorly_drawn_in_ancient/
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1ceool/why_couldnt_people_draw_realistically_in_the/
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1dz7fr/why_arent_ancientmedieval_paintings_three/
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0049786
http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/13zsf5/did_artistic_sense_evolve_in_humans/
http://www.zoharworks.com/artandoptics/papers/tyler_fs.html

other geometric illusions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometrical-optical_illusions

MUSIC FROM:
http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow
and
http://www.audionetwork.com

Tagged under: moon,lunar,illusion,perception,effect,terminator,Astronomy (Field Of Study),dolly zoom,dolly zoon effect,Filmmaking (Industry),keystone effect,Renaissance (Art Period/Movement),perspective,graphical,2d,3d,size,physics,optics,picasso,art,art history

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