One Frame At A Time


An opaque black slab is not inherently reflective. Submerge it in water and it becomes so. Adding a transparent seeming nothingness to a relatively denser object creates a reflective surface. A pane of glass added over the slab would have the same effect. The mirrors in our bathrooms are much more reflective than the opaque black slab water/glass combo because a mirror is glass backed by mercury. Mercury is a substance so dense it can absorb air and adjust accordingly.

Mercury is an inherently reflective substance. Actually, scratch that. In order to broaden our understanding about vision we must first eliminate the word reflective. Mirrors absorb the vapor that you and everything around you are constantly emitting.

The mercury is such dense air it absorbs the essence of every element around it. What we deem to be reflections are really reminders of the grand illusion. Within that rigid glass plane your counterpart exists—the Yang to your Yin. Notice how everything is backwards. Now modern mirrors substitute aluminum or silver for mercury, but the effect is still the same.

You cannot penetrate the mirror because it is made up of a dense frozen combination of like, but relative and extremely radiant forces. The absorption happens because of the ridiculously fast speed of air that in a super dense form like mercury is able to absorb all of your density and show it to you instantaneously. In a flash it reduces you to nothing, absorbs you, makes you whole again and shows you to yourself. If you get your face as close to a mirror as possible without touching it and look yourself in the eyes after a brief time (if you hold your gaze) it will seem as if you are occupying a three-dimensional space with your twin.

When a mirror breaks it becomes several relatively sized fractal pieces and each of these pieces become independent mirrors. If it just merely cracks it breaks you into jagged pieces. Each piece a part of another you! Each fraction of a mirror literally holds everything you are.


Your eyes have the power to absorb an immense amount of sights. Nothing seems to be missing. Relative distances, colors, speeds, and weight can all be instantaneously determined just with the eyes alone. They absorb all of this matter and send it to the dense matter right behind them and creates a still image. The process of absorption, brain taking a picture is what creates the illusion of existence. The eyes take in the information, the brain has to create a picture. The brain is too dense to process motion, it has to process one frame at a time. Our bodies are able to move faster than this process that’s why when you watch a kinetic dancer his motion seems blurred. He is moving so fast that your brain cannot keep up and stores a series of staccato images that are hybrids of two frames hence the blur. If a high-speed camera was present, since it stores frames at a rate faster than our brains, it would be able to capture the true watery motion. It is a crazy lesson on how objects move through space.

Let’s say we possessed a high-speed camera that could capture three billion frames per second. Mirrors are something like that. The substances they’re made of move so fast that they capture seemingly every frame of our animation. The motion does not appear slow because the mirror’s substances have to turn fast enough to show us each frame of reality the same way our brain interprets the frames. Let’s say that everything that exists in front of the mirror represents a soap bubble. The mirror is the pin popping it and reforming it again and again all seemingly at once. A mirror is frozen air that moves so fast it recreates you and your surroundings at the same time they seem to be happening. Just a series of frames. The mirror goes into to the future plays a frame, we see it in our relative time while it records another future frame. The overlapping effect creates the illusion of a present time.


Something about the human animation in this clip just does not seem right. Something about it seems off. The details are there, the motion is fluid, but it only seems to be an impression of a human, not quite the real thing. Why can’t we get this right? We try, but we will never capture the effect of truth because we can only create in frames. For computer animation to mimic human-like emotion it would first have to be animated along with a camera that recorded a human at that two-billion frames a second speed I mentioned above. Even then, it would be a bit off. At this rate the animation’s movements may look natural. Just enough to fool us. But the universe actually moves at an infinite frame rate, relativity makes sure of this. Relativity makes it damn near impossible to flesh out the characters as well. No matter how many colors and textures we layer on, they’re still not infinite. We’ll keep trying though. We have always been captivated with capturing our likeness and we’re getting pretty close to fooling even ourselves, its just putting it together with that motion bit that’s a pain in the ass. We would have to create an illusion almost as good as this one we call life to better approximate reality.

Our eyes absorb our surroundings, create a still-frame, we view it while it works on another. So we are always seemingly one step behind the present. In actuality it’s many more than that. Remember that idea of infinity? Here, check this out:

We call this slow-motion, but it takes a camera exposing film at a ridiculously fast rate to capture it. What’s going on here? Why do we would something have to move fast to capture slow. Anyone who gets the point of this story will understand precisely what is going on here. We think we’re moving along at a certain pace due to relativity when we’re actually not going anywhere. It takes a a lot of energy to create our seemingly fluid motion just as it takes a lot of energy to create the seemingly fluid motion you see above. Remember, the hare takes a nap mid-race confident that he will win. He later awakens to see that the tortoise has already won. Aesop knew what was up. The tortoise, like our universe just trudges along at a steady expanding pace. Us, and everything else are just naps taken midway through. The hare gets to wake up to see the truth of his errors. We seldom do. We are convinced that we got it all figured out.

Air or space is the baddest substance out there. Remember the faster our high-speed camera or artificial eye moves, the slower the motion. In actuality, the truer the motion. If we had a camera that could capture an infinite number of frames we would never see the actual motion. The bee would seem to sit in one place our entire lifetime. Now what if we lived in this state for an eternity? Our perception of the world around us would jive with the images captured by or infinite-frame capturing camera. We would see every last movement the bee made if we sat there forever. Even if the film was a two-second jaunt atop a flower if shot a camera that recorded in an infinite frame rate would play it back for infinity. Matter of fact it would still be recording it as you watched it. Don’t even try to wrap your head around that. We literally cannot, that is why we have this relativity thing going so we don’t have to. If it wasn’t for relativity we would just sit in one place forever or explode in a millisecond.


Photographs provide a sense of comfort for us. They are images of frozen time that allow us to take in their details at our leisure. Sometimes the stimuli at a live event is too much and our brain has a bit of a time taking in so many densely detailed frames. A photograph let’s us relive a moment in a different capacity than the manner that we initially witnessed the event. If they are pictures from our past we tend to get lost in them. Whether the picture evokes a detailed recollection of the event or only serves as a hazy reminder—the fact that we are able to freeze time, which essentially does not exist, is a remarkable feat. We can capture nothingness. Matter of fact, even our a painting can have just as profound an effect.

If all of this just sounds like hot-air, check out the work of István Orosz and then come back and see if this stuff makes more sense then.
What’s on the paper is a representation of how objects and bodies radiate. The mirrored cylinder in the middle shows us the dense illusion.

The faster our camera captures images the slower they appear to move. In its frame could be a humming bird, a snail and jet. If the speed of the camera is fast enough, when you watch the film back all three of these objects will not seem to move at all. They just stay still for eternity. If the camera moves ridiculously slow, say one frame every one billion years you would get to see how evolution really works. You would see the true nature of our LIVING celestial bodies. Imagine viewing our solar system at this speed. It would be bloody amazing.



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