I’m heading out in search of what the next step in entertainment will be. It will be whole new era. Soon, people will wonder how to even operate a tv. People will wonder why anyone even bothered to make holographic 3D TVs in the first place. I think critically about what it took to capture image and try to apply this knowledge to making objects and form with a force behind it. I explore cymatics and color theory as an interesting first step on this interesting new pursuit in my life.Views of the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20)

Tv’s work on the principle that you can capture light and record it by exposing “film”, a sheet of cellophane to light and chemicals. Using yet more chemicals you can develop that film using the “negatives”, the film exposed in the camera has all the colors inverted so that each color, when developed is a contrasting color to the color on the negative, blue to orange, black to white, yellow to purple, and so on. By filtering light through the film you can project the picture in exactly the same way that the light came into the camera. I’m writing this late and I’m not in the mood to do research on the difference between movie cameras and film cameras, if they both require negatives or not, but the point is, somewhere down the line, someone decided that they could create a machine to project an image without needing a camera for each image.

Before, If you wanted to project multiple images, you had to deffract the image; however, that compromised the color quality. I’m not sure if anyone ever attempted to deffract the projection to get two twin pictures, but it would have done the same kind of thing that happens to weight light that shines through a prism. The light that comes out the other side has split and become a rainbow of colors. The other thing someone could do is create a grating, like a wire mesh. If done with precision and the holes small enough, one could split parts of the image just reducing the resolution, but that doesn’t seem like it would be a popular solution. Both methods for splitting the image would require unobstructed view between the camera and the wall it was projecting too. It would have been more practical to just use one camera but move it back a little to make it bigger for a larger audience.

The television replaced the need for a projector, and made it easier to see the picture. Before, the room had to be dark to see the picture, but this new television made it possible to not only see the picture in broad daylight, but also, one could see a projection of something from far away. The signal could also split among hundreds of households or even broadcast using satellites. One picture was available for nearly unlimited duplication. It’s enough to make some guys think that cable or satellite tv is as simple as splicing a few wires together and go off to try and steal some cable.

Bear in mind the first TVs were not even close to the quality we have today. Projection was a much more practical method for viewing and recording information. Eventually Digital comes along and the quality gets even better. Quality recordings capture nearly perfect picture, and quality screens display this picture without losing as much information. Look at an old photograph in the newspaper. There is a time period where the pictures are just dots, and picking out the shape of a person was much harder than it is today.

My idea for a 3D projector is not like the 2D stereograms you see in movie theaters or on your fancy 3d tv. I’m talking about objects. Instead of looking like it’s coming right at you, it is coming right at you. This wouldn’t be practical for movie theaters, but the technology would make home decor as easy as flipping a switch. If it was safe, it would be a great way to experience video games; however, because it would be real objects and not just light, a sword is a sword and deadly too. At first the idea was to project electromagnetic pulses from and electromagnet into a stratified clear box of either metal or iron filings.

Starting with the equivalent of a television when I don’t fully understand what it is that creates form in the first place is like saying we can put colored rocks into a box and shake it up and maybe get something that looks like the right picture. Until I know what it is that causes form in the first place, I cannot adequately project forms. The idea is there, but with nothing to base it on, I would have to rely on computers to generate an object and my machine would meagerly project the possible likeness of simple objects.

Galaxies are so large that stars can be consid...

Galaxies are so large that stars can be considered particles next to them (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the beginnings of a projector I’m heading out to examine what gives things form. I’ve looked into cymatics and vibration as possible explanation for force and form. The theory behind it is particles react to energy in the form of oscillating waves of energy, in effect, ones and zeros, on and off (to different degrees) By interacting with a plane with particles, we are able to see the bisect of a 3D, or possibly 4D form as it interacts with our 3D universe. From these cymatics, we see natural forms such as the formations of galaxies and planets forming, but probably the most important part of cymatics, the formation of atomic elements. This is great news for me. It says that all form, comes out of the way sound works together. I’ll post more on what these things look like, but I’d like to get a little bit into vibration, color, tone, and music.

Newton's color circle, showing the colors corr...The fundamental chord in music is the one that is made up of the fundamental note, Do, the third not in the scale, mi, and the fifth, sol. In the beauty of the this musical key, it is movable to the visual spectrum. The note do corresponds to red, mi to yellow, and sol to blue. These are the primary colors used in mixing and color theory. Combine Do with mi and you get orange, something in between. Orange is the contrasting color of blue, the color associated with sol. Playing do and mi, together with sol, you have in effect created a contrasting color scheme. The same goes for combining the notes mi and sol, and comparing that sound to do, you get green out of the blue and yellow tones, and green is the inverse of red. While none of this really correlates to 3D projection right now, I’m sure this musical scale and the relationship between intervals is important in some way to creating more intricate patterns, to designing dioramas (that’s kinda what it will turn into when I get it up and running).
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