RIT Stairwell Illusion

Three days ago, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) posted a fake video, hoping to spread a myth about an Escherian Stairwell based on the Penrose Stairs illusion. This video, slowly going viral, is  completely false. Firstly, a stairwell that ascends down and descends up in impossible. The university’s intentions for posting the video are not yet identified, but it sure is a great way to get some attention.

MC Escher created a lithograph called “Ascending, Descending” in 1960 and it derived mathematician, Roger Penrose’s impossible triangles.

This video was uploaded to Kickstarter as a initiative to raise $12,000, but only raised $940.

Leaked Video

Kickstarter (click the link)



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