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Virtual Reality Blueprints by John Williamson, Charles Palmer

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Through the looking glass

Perspective, a great example of the intersection between art and math, allowed us to accurately trace the world as we see it. Artists learned to mix paints to create the illusion of translucency in pigments. Magicians were able to use persistence of vision to create illusions and children's toys that would one day lead to moving pictures and create holograms of dead pop stars:

Magic lanterns are an extension of the Camera Obscura and can be traced back to the 17th century. Rather than using the light from the sun, as a Camera Obscura did, an artificial light was used: first candlelight, then limelight, then electricity. ...

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