Friday, August 25, 2006

How are you today?

Feeling good, feeling terrific? I can change that! Just stare at this picture for some while:


(this pic is not animated)


Didn't work? Wow, you are tough. Okay, then try this

Thanks to Kerstin for sending the link and making my day.

18 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

I Know! good eh.

Bee, grab a head massager, yes such things exist - or anything which vibrates like, rub or massage the back of your head while you watch (tv or PC screen)

watch monitor go out of synch - huh???

I know, REALITY???
It's a trick of the light. lol!
It's oscillating stringS(?). lol!

Anonymous said...

gee, is that how gravitational waves look like?

Bee said...

Dear Quasar:

The only thing in my apartment which vibrates are my speakers at max volume. Not sure if helps to put them on the back of my head. Also, my landlord doesn't really approve of NIN.

I don't quite get the point of the superfluid comment. You trying to say the QGP is a color super-conducting phase? I think it's too hot for that, see e.g.

Color-Super-Conductivity

Best,

B.

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Bee, the superfluid pic was because you asked for:
At the moment, the state of matter created is dubbed a quark gluon liquid, which is a a liquid of strongly interacting quarks and gluons rather than a gas of weakly interacting quarks and gluons. If someone has a picture for that, I'd really like to see it.
The only other pic on offer is that by Paul Valletta or Sean Carrol & NASA is QGP in gas form?

QUASAR9 said...

Loudspeakers won't do the trick

But believe me when I say they make hair brushes that vibrate, allegedly to stimulate hair growth, and popular among some whose hair is thinning. A bit like an electric sander (without the glass paper of course)

And the effect is pleasant, soothing, relaxing a massage.
Yes, I have tried it, experiments have to be tested firsthand ...
The Tv Screen or monitor just goes out of synch

Meant to be a reference that the world (3D reality) could be pixilated, and if we had different frequencies or wavelengths (as with light) or dimensions (flux)

we could see the world thru a fly's eye???

RB said...

So, is it because of jitter in the eye?

paul valletta said...

Bee, let me take you higher?

The interaction of observers, being this is what humans do quite well..or maybe not?

Go through to the second link, the black and white vertigo type.

Now what your eye's recieve can be manipulated.

Whilst looking at the meta-revolving image, try and close your eyes slowly, and maintain looking at the image? :)

If you get it right, your eyes act as a sort of diffraction grating, and Im sure you would agree that waht is "normal" for an observer in one process, can be abnormal in another!

I hope everyone has a go at the process, its like an amazing self-strobing "filter" effect I devoloped whilst performing some Quantum experiments some years ago, it always comes in handy when I get postings such as yours !

paul valletta said...

Should have also stated that if you are looking at the "second trip" image, try varying the distance, ie move towards and away from image.

paul valletta said...

P.S !

Not trying to be a spoiler, but..

"You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cant fool all of the people all of the time"!

The process I described previous post, will, if you look at bee's first image, nullify the effect being conveyed!

Bee said...

Hi Paul:

If there is something like reality it is certainly observer dependent. But worse, what we see with our eyes is hardly a shadow of it. How can we expect to understand anything, equipped with such poor instruments? Equipped with such easily distorted and confused minds? Caught in the web of virtual insanity? But then, isn't it funny how we all see the same distorted image? And shouldn't this remind us that we all might make the same mistake when it comes to fundamental questions in theoretical physics? Because no matter how we disagree, our minds work quite similar. And our blind spots are in the same places.

Dear Quasar:

When we were kids we used to play a similar game using a pen with ripples in the cap. Place it between your front teeth and turn it really quick. Looks like the world falls into pieces, and clears your mind faster than hours of Yoga ;-)

A nice weekend to all of you,

Sabine

Bee said...

Hey Quasar:

Did you delete your 11:52 comment? If so, why? If not, where did it go? Confused, Bee

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Bee, the comment was taken from Plato's comment box at the bottom of his attributes of superfluids post

He managed to get thru yesterday's blogworld traffic and offered you the same link on your Quark Gluon Plasma post - comments section

QUASAR9 said...

If there is something like reality it is certainly observer dependent. But worse, what we see with our eyes is hardly a shadow of it.

How can we expect to understand anything, equipped with such poor instruments? Equipped with such easily distorted and confused minds? Caught in the web of virtual insanity? But then, isn't it funny how we all see the same distorted image?

B 'we' sometimes think we all see the same distorted image, however as your cartoon on supersymmetry at cosmic variance clearly points out - we do NOT all see the same distorted image (all the time).

And shouldn't this remind us that we all might make the same mistake when it comes to fundamental questions in theoretical physics?

It is human nature(?) to try to impose 'our' preferences: tastes, colours, flavours, and music scales on others

Because no matter how we disagree, our minds work quite similar. And our blind spots are in the same places.

Yep if there is a brick wall in front of us, there is a brick wall there for all of us:
1) some have a golden key or swipe card lets you thru a magic door
2) some just scale or leap over the wall (or tunnel under)
3) some try to huff & puff and blow the wall down
4) some try to ram the wall with their heads or a 4x4
5) some just walk around the wall

and some just walk away, and forget the wall exists, because it is an afront to their sensibilities and quite frankly there are too many other things to occupy or entertain the mind.

They are all ways (1) of seeing the universe (2) understanding the universe (3) responding to it.

PS - The only wall I like is The Great wall of China, at least you can walk on it, thru it and over it. lol!

PPS - The reality thing was more to do with what the world may be composed of - you know like white light is composed of colours

If there is something like reality it is certainly observer dependent. But worse, what we see with our eyes is hardly a shadow of it.

Moshe said...

If you like those, take a look here for lots more, some of them are very nice.

tin91 said...

Hey that was good! It entertained me for a while. Some optical illusion in there. I hope next time you will have so much of those kinds still. Keep it up!

Bee said...

B 'we' sometimes think we all see the same distorted image, however as your cartoon on supersymmetry at cosmic variance clearly points out - we do NOT all see the same distorted image (all the time).

But we all understand the joke...

ced140 said...

That's one way to take some time out huh! Honestly, it made me dizzy. And thanks for that paper bag too. Your blog is effective. Congratulations!

Count Iblis said...

Very nice optical illusion. It works best if you the picture is in your peripheral vision. The rotating snakes posted by Moshe illustrate this even more clearly.