Monday, August 30, 2010

The Parrot



The above image (colloquially "The Parrot," as it bears the resemblance even when viewed safely) is a reconstruction of Berriman and Turner's original "Logical Imaging Technique" image produced by Cambridge Computing Lab IV (now, obviously, defunct) at some point in 1983. This image, along with several others inadvertently produced - most infamously 'Langford's Basilisk' and the imagery produced by a typographical error in Your Sinclair #23's "Fun with Fractals" feature - generates patterns the human visual system cannot easily deal with. This so-called 'Godelian shock input' can, to put it crudely, crash the human brain. The image above does not usually produce any immediate effect (due to delayed neurochemical encoding of 'Godelian spoilers'), but is usually triggered several days later upon viewing any repetitive image that triggers the memory into recalling the original.

10 comments:

  1. This is my original artwork. It was stolen to be posted here and has nothing to do with this article. It was done in Fractal Explorer. It was done ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎03, ‎2002, ‏‎7:24:48 PM and is titled, Parrothallucination. All though someone overlaid it on a different background. If anyone knows the source of this posting please let me know. Thank you!

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  2. Am I going to die?

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  3. Anon. #1......How could that even happen? Unless you posted it online then I don't see how it could have happened. Plus...nobody can tell you unless they see this, and those chances are very small. Just look at how much time it took for me to visit this.

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  4. ...Motherfuckin' parrot... I'll kill him for cursing my brain!

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  5. Anonymous 3, copy and paste.This has happened to someone else I know because like you said it would take ages to see this on another website so they think that no one will know. and yet they do.
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