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Solitary EnLightenment

A fun diversion.
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Imagine a room in the shape of a perfect cube, with highly reflective mirrors mounted on all surfaces, ceiling, floor, walls, and door. Seals and joints are minimized, in effort to create an ideal reflection chamber. There is no light source, and the room is silent. The room filled with a very light, breathable fog (like in nightclubs). A user is provided with a few laser pointers of various colors, and sealed within this chamber for a period of time, possibly with an album of his or her choice.

[edit] Maybe the user could wear a suit covered in mirrors, disco ball style? Or larger mirrored panels? I'm not yet sure what ratio of points of reflection / points of termination is desired. Room size would also affect the effect.

JRandMoby, Jun 12 2003

Reflection Room http://www.cwebedbr...com/reflections.htm
Not quite what you describe but the description of the jacuzzi sounds close. [DrBob, Oct 04 2004]

Virtual Reflections http://www.math.umd.edu/~jow/mirrors/
[DrBob, Oct 04 2004]


       Would a CD player be supplied too?
Cedar Park, Jun 12 2003

       I was thinking more along the lines of a high quality portable player/headphone setup, to reduce any unnecessary bulk inside the room. More stuff inside means more possible ways to terminate the reflecting beam. Some people may just prefer silence.
JRandMoby, Jun 12 2003

       Croissant for the Zen Room and correct use of Affect/Effect (my Latin teacher would be proud!)   

       One favour to ask, could we have a slidey panel with a beer cooler behind?...
gnomethang, Jun 12 2003

       Wouldn't the laser always end up hitting you in the eye? Seriously, have you guys noticed things always look green when bounced in mirrors multiple times. Anyone know what that is? Are mirrors really green?
ootleman, Jun 12 2003

       Here's the sound of one hand clapping.   

       Room size may affect the effect, but the mirrors effect the effect.
egbert, Jun 12 2003

       I'd like to try this but with a cat or two to liven things up a little.
madradish, Jun 12 2003

       I'd prefer a computer simulation of this, which would be the only really practical way to do it anyway. You could control all surfaces and angles and not need to physically place yourself in the room, eliminating your body's interference with the light patterns.   

       Having said that, I don't really find it interesting much. Just a light reflecting around.
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2003

       The highest state is when you, the disco-ball wearer, are able to get the laser to reflect directly back to the source, giving the appearance of a stick in the mud.
thumbwax, Jun 12 2003

       "The room filled with a very light, breathable fog..."
Fog. Riiiiiight.

       Make the room spherical and really blow your mind.
phoenix, Jun 12 2003

       [ootleman]- The glass on the mirror generally has a greenish hue. After multiple reflections, the light has gone through a quite a bit of glass. Unless "first-surface" mirrors are used...
lurch, Jun 12 2003

       You can get speakers that are a suction cup that attaches to a glass surface and vibrates it to make sound, these would be ideal, all you'd need inside would be a remote control. You should definitely have a mirrored suit, perhaps like a Cylon (sp?)
marklar, Apr 26 2006

       Something that stimulates all senses at once would be ace. VR would have a hand in some aspect of this.   

       Perhaps a flying sim (seeing for miles, feeling the air rush by, tasting and smelling er ozone etc), or walking through a wood (woody smells emitted, the sound of trees etc) sim.   

       Could be an experience.
kuupuuluu, Apr 26 2006


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