The Ames Room

Two people stand in an Ames Room

In an Ames Room two or more people of the same size standing in a space appear to be of dramatically different sizes, even though they are actually the same size. Adelbert Ames, Jr. (August 19, 1880 – 1955) was an American scientist who made contributions to physics, physiology, ophthalmology, psychology, philosophy, and physiological optics. The Ames Room is a distorted room that creates an optical illusion and as such doesn’t involve real shrinkage. It rather serves as a tool to illustrate the implications of downsizing the body. Before we are prepared to shrink the body, we need to prepare the mind.

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