Archive for May 9th, 2013

The impossible stairwell

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

I bet most of you heard or seen the lithograph print of the ‘Escherian Stairwell‘  (named for the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher). An interesting though obvious impossible concept…until last week; have a look for yourself at the video below, the third video of the ‘Can You Imagine’ series about interesting facts, stories and myths of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This one documents the existence of an ‘Escherian Stairwell’ at RIT, and yes, it *does* violate the laws of physics and basic logic by looping back into itself!!

Haha, it is quite a workout, running up this one! 😉


QOTD May 9 2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Denis Diderot: “Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.”