Final SIPS Blog Post

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My SIPS projects are grey scaled illusions and a candle illusion.

I’d often find two images of myself overlayed but one being slightly shifted off center when I would look into bad mirrors or transparent surfaces. So I wanted to find out why this happened thus causing the candle illusion.

Everyone? I’d say they wouldn’t necessarily benefit, but they would learn something.

At school and at home.

I did the project solo other than my mother who painted the inside of a cardboard box black.

My first few attempts on what I wanted to do I couldn’t find enough information on the subject (Mandela effect) or I would find the subject boring (Reverse psychology). So I ended up switching to a new one until I found something I was happy with. If I had a second chance to do the same project? It would be studying more, digging deeper into presented knowledge because I finally found what I wanted to do by SIPS 4 or 5 which was a huge setback.

My biggest success was the effect it had on people when they saw my candle illusion. They were quite confused as to what they were looking at until I told them to look behind the transparent surface. Then their reactions would be surprised or even more confused. It made me feel more confident about my project and more happy with what I created.

I learned how to create false images based on light concentration through a transparent surface, and why our eyes fall for grey scale illusions. (Rods in our eyes). I enjoyed SIPS. It wasn’t the most fun thing but it definitely was fun. I learned how to lose my voice while explaining what people were seeing. I also learned that most people will usually be clueless from “X” until they have an explanation or have your own perspective.

I attended the Showcase. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to it. I told myself I would go then about thirty minutes from the showcase I didn’t want to go, I scolded myself The Coach Boban way by saying only a wimp wouldn’t go. (Which worked). I ended up having a lot of fun.

SIPS Project No. 9

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My project is finished.

What I liked: I got to choose what I wanted to do, and how I got it done.

What I didn’t like: The amount of time I had on my hands to do the project. When I finally finished it felt underwhelming. Small for 2-3 months.

I understand that the showcase is on Thursday.

SIPS Project No. 8

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There’s a candle trick I have learned by researching about transparent and translucent surfaces.

Efficiency 2.

My Project will be ready.

I need a dark room… Or a black box. 2 symmetrical candles. And a transparent surface (probably the most difficult to find.)

SIPS Project No. 6

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I’ve found out why our eyes see things.

It’s called light. Our pupils control the amount of light entering our retinas which then receive the light bouncing off objects, and THEN messages of what we saw our sent towards the brain by the optical nerve. We also see color because of photoreceptors. Us humans have two kinds: cones and rods. Rods are activated by low light levels and very few photons. We have roughly 100 million rods in our eyes. Rods see everything on a greyscale. Cones are activated by lots of light and are used to see color. We have about 6 million cones.

My final project will be Greyscale illusions plus one extra. I am 40% done.

SIPS Project No. 5

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I’ve changed my subject. I’ll be doing greyscale illusions and possibly something else in addition. There are just too many illusions out there that I’m finding it difficult to create my own without copying the work of someone else’s. I quit reverse psychology because after researching and finding what knowledge was necessary I became quite bored. I was so disinterested in the subject I decided to scrap the project to find something new.

Time used… 7… I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for.

I’ll be finding out why our eyes see what they see. (Color wise).


SIPS Project No. 4

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When an adult tells a kid not to do “X” and they do “X” would be called Psychological Reactance. It’s one of the simplest examples (along with one of the easiest to perform) you’ve probably seen. Why would someone do the opposite of what they were told in the first place? To keep their personal perception of freedom. To keep their belief by doing the opposite of what was suggested.

Psychological reactance is both mental and behavioural. The subject mentally processes the given options, and their behaviours are observable. Psychological reactance is only triggered if the subject’s freedom is threatened or has legitimate reasoning to respond.


SIPS Project No. 3

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One of my biggest concerns is that I’ll run out of research, and I also don’t want to relay information from the internet because of the inevitable fact that boredom will be creeping into my focus of reason and willingness, ending the education I would otherwise receive. For that reason, I will be doing my own studies IRL.

My next step will be to study on Psychological Reactance (I briefly talked about this in my notes.)

What I have learned? Nothing necessarily new, I’ve only fabricated a more firm mesh around the idea and skill it takes on Reverse Psychology (manipulation.) Details on upcoming notes will be published… Eventually, within due time.

Update: I can stop researching because I’ve been told I’m suppose to start on a project IRL. If only I had known earlier.

Sips Project No. 2

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Okay… So as I was trying to find out more on The Mandela Effect I realized there isn’t so much research on that. It’s all a bit off. Most sites don’t seem to be legitimate or the most reliable sources for information. Which is why I am going to turn my attention to Reverse Psychology and focus more on that. Along with why We humans do something when we are specifically told not to.

I’m also going to make my submissions separate because it makes life easier for me because when I write I tend to write it more to myself and in the form of notes. Sorry if my sentence structuring is off. I’m finding it hard to focus today.

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