Could the Famous Escher Stairs Really Exist? (Warning: Mindf*ck)


What the … How in the ….. What’s kind of Inception shit is this !?

Read more at rit.edu   and see it for yourself at the Imagine RIT festival on May 4, 2013.
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63 Comments

  1. rexdart936

    May 2, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    i bet it would a lot of fun to kick a pregnant girlfriend down those stairs.

  2. hackcomic

    May 2, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    The best part is at the end when the white guy meets a black person for first time

  3. rexdart936

    May 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    now we know what went wrong at sandyhook elementary when the kids ran into the stairwell to escape.

  4. HoneydewWilkins

    May 3, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Some kind of autistic wizardry.

  5. Gordon Bennett!

    May 3, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I thought black people hated magic

  6. Henduey

    May 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

    OH I saw how this worked on n episode of Trigun 

    • @Ezra_Desu

      May 3, 2013 at 6:39 am

      I love Trigun.

      • Henduey

        May 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        @Ezra_Desu  I’d want to see a like action version of it but I know they’d fuck it up

  7. Derwood OMalley

    May 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

    It’s Blair Whitch for the google glass age.  What is happening to this planet?

    • Derwood OMalley

      May 3, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Sorry – I meant Whitch.  Go Pepper Hicks (College World Series – CWS)

      • Derwood OMalley

        May 3, 2013 at 1:16 am

        Gordon Bennett! I know – that was the johke – If you woll.

  8. BuffaloBill_01

    May 3, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I would love to send hicks up the stairs high on molly. Curse you big wheel riding mother fucker!

  9. Binary Daoist

    May 3, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Very cool. Anybody ever stop at the bottom of the hill on the exit for Ewing ave on 287 in Jersey and put the car in neutral? The car would actually start to quickly roll uphill. Pour out water, the water starts to defy gravity and “drain” uphill. Super cool and very bizarre to experience, an illusion crated by the landscape on either side of the road making you think you were traveling down when you were really traveling up and vice versa. Unfortunately since then the exit has been remodeled and you can no longer experience the phenomenon…

      • tripleogtim

        May 3, 2013 at 6:33 am

        Binary Daoist There is a road in the middle of nowhere in western PA that you can do this.

      • DonnieIris

        May 3, 2013 at 11:04 am

        tripleogtim Binary Daoist Gravity hill?  Near north park?

    • JCKool

      May 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Binary Daoist We used to get super stoned do this.  In retrospect, stopping your car in the middle of an off ramp in the middle of the night  probably wan’t the safest idea.

    • BAC 420

      May 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Binary Daoist Used to drive OTR trucks and a highway at night with no one around for 2-3 hours you really start to not be able to tell if you’re going up or down. The brain is a temperamental thing isnt it?

  10. Moe Green

    May 3, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Tangga ini, indeed motherfucker.Well played.

  11. BAC 420

    May 3, 2013 at 6:21 am

    And…. TWINS!??!?!?!

    • BunnyKickButt

      May 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      BAC 420 That’s what I thought! Totally twins!

      • BAC 420

        May 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

        BunnyKickButt BAC 420 Yeah I think there’s only a few circumstances where twins would be required for clean no-cut takes. 2 or 3 tops.

  12. treekiller

    May 3, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Mindf*ck to whom? what do they ned kickstarter for, looks like they allready produced a steaming pile of shit.

  13. Ray in Pittsburgh

    May 3, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I don’t know if that meets building code for stairway fire exit.

  14. DeadWalkerr

    May 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

    The Inception staircase

  15. Aria Taint

    May 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

    It’s a work so no mind fuck..When I was a kid this was Mr.Mind Fuck!  

    • Not_edrooney

      May 3, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Aria Taint On a scale of 1 to 10, that mustache is a 10.  Even French judges would have to agree.

  16. DrunkenCentaur

    May 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

    https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1123493397/the-stairwell-project-building-a-modern-myth/
    Video created to go viral and start a “modern myth”…rubes

  17. Roadrash Hicks

    May 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Mind blown.

  18. Badmotherrucker

    May 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Someone needs to tag the wall, then try it.

    • WilliamFBaldwin

      May 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Badmotherrucker Monkey House

  19. Iknowyoujj

    May 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Just a bunch of smoke n mirrors if you ask me..

  20. justForRon0Fez

    May 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Someone please explain how this works

    • DeathProof

      May 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

      justForRon0Fez Jump cuts. Clever editing.

      • Rich From Mass

        May 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        DeathProof justForRon0Fez 

        But on the show last week Ron said it wasn’t fake

  21. bmqq316

    May 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

    FanBoy1 Burn it down!

  22. HollyGothic

    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Ra Cha Cha!

  23. DeathProof

    May 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    This crap wouldn’t fool a six year old.

    • Narc Zito

      May 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      DeathProof You’re saying fake, fake, totally fake?

      • TBoAtl

        May 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

        Yeah it’s a hoax.  They’re trying to create a myth about the school through kickstarter.  Just clever video editing and a pretty awesome idea.

  24. Pepperkeet

    May 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    T-Shirts are better than cupcakes

  25. jerkaruso

    May 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    How the…what the…i can’t handle this

    • Steve in Tampa

      May 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      jerkaruso I’m with you, where the hell is the yellow shirt guy’s upper ear?  Freaky…

  26. Cletus from Brooklyn

    May 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Only thing more mind blowing is that PeppyJukebox rocks my balls…

  27. BigMetsFan

    May 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I saw this in “The Prestige”

  28. giafromlongisland

    May 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Just like the end of “The Believer” with Ryan Gosling. One of the GREATEST films. Examines self loathing, racism, and neo-nazism. Of course Gosling is amazing in it. Blows my mind every time I see it.

  29. bdoubleo

    May 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    this is clearly clever editing, but I could see how this could “conceivably” work, but you’d have two obviously warped floors on each side…

    • DeathProof

      May 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      bdoubleo This could never work it is physically impossible.

  30. harlequincy

    May 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Just throw a basketball and see what happens.

  31. Bloodklot

    May 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Damn I so wished this was real…

  32. drbaloney

    May 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    twins

  33. Docintoxicated

    May 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Now lets see Pepper use a regular staircase.

    • Kevin in SC

      May 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      Docintoxicated Hes good at falling down them  Silly inebriated Centaur

  34. cokelogic

    May 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    After Effects + Actors.

  35. @Ezra_Desu

    May 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    The fact that you know wbat a “live action version” is, merits applause.

  36. Fa Q

    May 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Another good carney trick from the I bang

  37. fervt

    May 4, 2013 at 2:20 am

    It’s a bloody double!

  38. TheDonCarpenter

    May 4, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Spoiler alert: The stairs on the left actually go down.

  39. Waldo Lydecker

    May 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

    It’s all done with wires and mirrors. Not impressed.

  40. angrybill

    May 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I don’t give a shit about the stairs. What the fuck was the crazy nonsense text at the beginning of the video? Jakka bukkukebakka liku eatie shitti fucki doggi pussy

  41. spoonman01

    May 6, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Sorry but no, it’s a fake.

  42. CTgunOwner

    June 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Yo, why wouldn’t you put up the version that is written in English.  Can’t believe you guys didn’t realize it was a trick video