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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim


  1. November 20, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Ow my eyes!

  2. November 20, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I like this a lot. Moving your head, keeping your head still, moving closer, moving moderately further away, nothing works.

    Only way I can get them to stay proper circles is to move far enough away I can’t make out the tilt of the boxes, and even then it’s a gradual process as the tilt becomes more and more indistinct.

  3. November 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    If I follow the paths I can locate the circles, otherwise they get all tangled together. I’m gonna go ice my eyes now.

  4. November 21, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Why is my brain so weird, damn.

    Every one of these reinforces to me why science is so necessary: we can’t trust our individual perceptions.

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