Annotated Bibliography On The Magic Behind The Mirror

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Daniella Hovav Mrs. Miller Science Sep.24 2017 Annotated Bibliography The Magic Behind The Mirror Most people believe that when you look at a mirror, you only see your reflection. But if that 's true, how can you see through an infinity mirror? Does it need to be dark for this illusion to appear? How can you tell when a mirror is reflective or transmissive? All of these things need to be in mind when creating this illusion. Here is all the science behind this mirror, including the Droste Effect, and how mirrors work, and even the history of mirrors, which can be dated all the way back when people discovered their reflection in ponds and lakes. Nowadays, mirrors are works of art, illusions, and objects used in houses and sculptures.…show more content…
The Droste Effect came from a Dutch cocoa company, called Droste. On the box of the coca powder, there was a lady holding a tray with a box of Droste, and in that box there was another picture of a lady with a box of Droste, and so on. People soon discovered this ‘picture in a picture’ idea and started to make it popular. In the 1950s, artists started to use this effect for paintings, and spirals. Soon after people discovered that you could take two mirrors and see the image depicted on it go in a tunnel forever…(Or until enough light escapes that you can’t see any more reflections). But how can you know when a mirror is transmissive or reflective? Some mirrors may be more transmissive than another, while some may be more reflective. You use 2 types of mirrors when making an infinity mirror. If you used 2 regular completely reflective mirrors, you would not be able to see through! But if you used one regular mirror in the back and a piece of glass in the front, you would see an ordinary cardboard box with some LED lights inside. So how do you make this work? You use mirrors with different reflectivity. The mirror in the back is a regular mirror, while the mirror to the right of the box is a one-way mirror. This means it is half reflective and half transmissive. This way, you create the Droste effect when you look through the box of the infinity mirror. The infinity mirror will look like a
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