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The Brains Behind the 90s Magic Eye

A brief history of the global phenomenon that left everybody cross-eyed

Reuben Salsa
Oct 27, 2020 · 5 min read
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Reductionist. A stereo ‘perceptual portrait’ that combines elements of texture perception and random-pattern stereopsis in the Julesz style. Image from MDPI

Enter the Magic Eye

A devilish invention that would crush your dreams and have you deliriously stare into space in the desperate hope of fitting in.

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Is it a dog? Image from Mental Floss

Can You Pass the Eye Test?

It was all the fault of Hungarian engineer Béla Julesz. Bela dreamed of a better live. One where he could live in peace without the fear of a Soviet invasion.

How to Market Magic

Julesz’s altruistic creation was now being reconfigured for global consumption.

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Is it a girl? Who cares?

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