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Beau Lotto Speaks at TED

Here’s a great talk from this year’s TEDGlobal 2009 conference, which took place in Oxford, England in July. The theme of the conference was The Substance of Things Not Seen and this talk, given by the somewhat implausibly named Beau Lotto, explores some of the science of perception that lies behind optical illusions.

The talk isn’t actually about games, but every single TED talk has something to offer the inquiring mind so if you’ve never seen or heard of TED before then be sure to check out the ever-growing catalogue of talks on their website.

And when I found a link to this talk on Digg I couldn’t help but follow it; after all, isn’t Beau Lotto just the perfect name for a game designer!?

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