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De Selby's Vanishing Chain
Chain that draws the eyes of those who gaze on it to focus on a single point in the fabric of the universe
De Selby's Vanishing Chain is named
the great De Selby, a sort of footnote
character from the Third Policeman.
The chain itself is of simple construction,
and hangs from a supporting hook in the
middle of an otherwise bare room. Its
largest link is at the top, then each
link decreases in size as it
progresses towards a small plinth. As it
approaches the plinth the links become
small as to be almost invisible to the
naked eye, yet each is perfectly
engineered and attached in turn to the
above and the one below. The
links are so minute as to be only visible
through a powerful lens.
The final link is another chain in itself, of
single connected molecules that merge
surface of the table, which reflects both
the chain above and those who stare
closely at its zero point, from where the
links begin to emerge.
Also available as a very limited edition:
De Selby's Vanishing Chain in a bottle.
||cool, very trippy.
||Hey, did someone steal the bottom molecule from this?
||Guess I have to read the book.
||The table should have a built-in scale, just to be sure that only one molecule is touching the surface.
||With a powerful enough microscope we could find the missing link.