?? English instruction:
Two people stand in the opposite corner of the room.
The others watch from outside the house. Which of the two people inside the
house seem taller?
• Examine the shape of the room. What angles and surfaces can you see?
• Which of the two people is standing closer to you? Which one looks bigger?
This construction is based on the work of the American optician Adelbert Ames
who probably built on Hermann Helmholtz’s ideas. This optical illusion finds a
very practical use in the film industry; In the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films, the
scenes involving hobbits and humans where shot in trapeze-shaped, distorted
sets to create the illusion of difference in size.