The current exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design is called "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities" and it truly lives up to its name. I was wowed by the majority of what I saw, often times literally laughing out loud or dropping my jaw open in surprise. I went by myself, so I certainly wasn't expecting to react in an outwardly visible way, it was just that good. It's there through September 18, and if you are in the area I highly recommend it. The catalogue is also available on amazon, but unless you've seen the exhibit in person I don't think it would do it justice.
One of the pieces that blew me away was a 3D zoetrope by Matt Collishaw. I had no idea what to expect and felt like a little kid discovering magic when it started up.
see another of his zoetropes after the jump...
Magic Lantern on a small scale:
You can see the full-scale version here (10 meters! In the cupola of the V&A!) along with the fascinating production process.