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Snowglobe Redundancy

A snowglode inside a snowglode inside a snowglode
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I got the idea after looking at two mirrors, how they curved to infinity. And I thought about camcorder taping a TV that displayed what you were currently taping (did this at Walmart, interesting effects if you twist the camcorder).

So, thus you have it, snowglobes inside each other, filled with tiny flakes, receding into infinity.

DesertFox, Dec 09 2005


       There is an artist who puts interesting objects in a box where the front panel is one way mirror (so you can see into the box) and the back of the box is normal mirror. This idea reminded me of that but I can't find him on google.
Zuzu, Dec 10 2005

       I believe the word you're looking for is 'Recursion,' not 'Redundancy.'
RayfordSteele, Dec 11 2005

       If I read this correctly, you mean that each "flake" in the snowglobe is itself a tiny snowglobe, filled in turn with even tinier snowglobes.   

       Nifty. Bun-nifty.   

       sp: Snowglobe, not snowglode.
friendlyfire, Dec 11 2005

       [ffire] Now that would be cool!   

       I took this idea as the camcorder recording a display recording of a snow-globe. Like when you stand in front of a mirror with a mirror behind you... behind you, behind you, behind you, behind you, behind you...   

       Also cool, but ever decreasing physical miniatures within miniatures is great. The thought of nano-snow-globes just makes me smile. How could it not?   

       sp: SnodGlob
Zuzu, Dec 11 2005

       [ffire] that was on purpose hee hee! I was wondering when someone would notice!
DesertFox, Dec 11 2005

       [DesertFox] Suuuuuuure it was...
*Strokes chin skeptically*
friendlyfire, Dec 12 2005

       Make it oblong - then it's no globe...
wagster, Dec 12 2005

       So what happens if the snow in one globe finishes settling before the others? Do you just shake everything up again?
Jscotty, Dec 12 2005

       [Jscotty] There is but one globe, infinitely reflected. Therefore, all the globes will settle in sequence, their gentle choreography separated only by lightspeed delay.
friendlyfire, Dec 12 2005

       friendlyfire & DF read the description of looking into two mirrors in the book "The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien - you will like +
xenzag, Dec 12 2005

       it sounds like a ball shaped infinity mirror? If it is then would not the opposite side of the ball do as the second mirror. It would, possibly, need a couple LEDs or it might look a bit bark.   

       I wonder what the effect would be like with a plasma ball?
j paul, Jun 09 2011


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