Bridges 2010 Short Paper

Anamorphic, Kaleidoscopic and Sculptural Mirror Reflections
Kenneth Brecher
(Proceedings pages 509–510)


Many mirror systems, including tapered mirror kaleidoscopes, cylindrical anamorphoscopes and sculptures with mirrored surfaces produce surprisingly realistic looking “objects” such as seemingly three dimensional spheres and complex stellated polyhedra. We will discuss reflections from various mirror systems that combine art, science and mathematics and which raise thought provoking questions about the nature of “reality”.