Quick Tour of Edge World
The sequence starts with a "bang". It appears to me as fire works display.
The explosion quickly transforms into a spherical world .
We are then taken on a trip to the surface of this world.
We find this Edge World to have pits and ridges.
You will view what appears to be islands or plateaus within the pits.
The end of the journey is totally unexpected!
These images are from an experiment I performed back in 1992. I was attempting to reproduce a technique for capturing images from the spirit world. The
technique was developed by German researcher Klaus Schreiber. The technique is simple you
take a video camera and output the video to a monitor. You then darken the room and aim the video camera into the monitor. This produces a result similar to having two mirrors reflecting each other. A video tape is permitted to run for hours and then the tape is analyzed a frame at a time.
When I viewed the recorded tape a frame at a time I found the following forty-four (44)
images to be of interest. There are 32 frames per second so the entire sequence
lasted approximately 1.375 seconds.
I do not pretend to have any idea what these images represent . . . honest! They appear to be three dimensional, fractal in appearance and indicate a zooming affect.
The VHS tape was played back on a Panasonic AG-7355 industrial deck with digital still capture. Each frame was capture from a digital still by a Vision-16 (Targa) capture card. The captured images are 512 x 486 pixels, 16.7 million color Targa images.
I have not scaled the images to 640 x 480 pixels so on your computer screen they appear more square than
rectangular. I did not want to introduce any dithering or scaling into the original
images. These images are available for download.
Please note that all images displayed are copyrighted by John Kostura
and this site. For additional information see: Using Images from "The Edge".
I have provided you with several options to view the images on this site. All images on the site have been converted to JPEG images from the original Targa format using
Adobe PhotoDelux. The images were then processed using LView into the following
- Full JPEG images, 512 x 486 pixels, 16.7 million colors,
- 50% JPEG images, 256 x 243 pixels, 256 colors,
- 25% JPEG images, 128 x 122 pixels, 256 colors.