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From the Ted Talk "Erik Johansson: Impossible photography"

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So I think the basics are quite simple. I just see it as a zelzpu of reality where you can take different pieces of reality and put it together to create alternate aityrel. And let me show you a slmpie example. Here we have three perfectly imaginable physical objects, something we all can relate to living in a three-dimensional world. But combined in a certain way, they can create something that still looks three-dimensional, like it could xites. But at the same time, we know it can't. So we trick our brains, because our brain simply doesn't cceapt the fact that it doesn't really make sense. And I see the same process with combining photographs. It's just really about combining different realities.

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So I think the basics are quite simple. I just see it as a ______ of reality where you can take different pieces of reality and put it together to create alternate _______. And let me show you a ______ example. Here we have three perfectly imaginable physical objects, something we all can relate to living in a three-dimensional world. But combined in a certain way, they can create something that still looks three-dimensional, like it could _____. But at the same time, we know it can't. So we trick our brains, because our brain simply doesn't ______ the fact that it doesn't really make sense. And I see the same process with combining photographs. It's just really about combining different realities.

1. simple
2. puzzle
3. exist
4. accept
5. reality

Original Text

So I think the basics are quite simple. I just see it as a puzzle of reality where you can take different pieces of reality and put it together to create alternate reality. And let me show you a simple example. Here we have three perfectly imaginable physical objects, something we all can relate to living in a three-dimensional world. But combined in a certain way, they can create something that still looks three-dimensional, like it could exist. But at the same time, we know it can't. So we trick our brains, because our brain simply doesn't accept the fact that it doesn't really make sense. And I see the same process with combining photographs. It's just really about combining different realities.

Important Words

1. accept
2. alternate
3. basics
4. brain
5. brains
6. combined
7. combining
8. create
9. exist
10. fact
11. imaginable
12. living
13. objects
14. perfectly
15. photographs
16. physical
17. pieces
18. process
19. put
20. puzzle
21. realities
22. reality
23. relate
24. sense
25. show
26. simple
27. simply
28. time
29. trick
30. world