Su(bj/gg)e(c/s)tive extractions from the first experiments

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The ‘live camera obscura’ beam image (directly above) is magnified 100 times, and is thus pixellated – the electron beam is a few mm in diameter, but is unimaginably bright. The ‘camera obscura camera’ only records light intensity, so the color is artificial, using one of the standard scientific coloring systems that maps different brightness levels to different hues. This itself is interesting, as these coloured mappings are fairly standard across scientific programs. The decision by the scientists as to use one palette over another is not formally standardized. Perhaps the scientists’ choice of which palette to use is totally subjective, based on personal scientific aesthetics as to which the scientist likes the best, and / or what sort of science or experiment it is, and / or what mood the scientist was in at the time etc etc … The matlab supported colormap palettes are called ‘Jet’, ‘HSV’, ‘Hot’, ‘Cool’, ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’, ‘Autumn’, ‘Winter’, ‘Gray’, ‘Bone’, ‘Copper’, ‘Pink’, and ‘Lines’.

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Being ‘in the zone’  (what some people academically described as ‘Flow theory’) seems to be similar when physicists are trying to work out some complex problem as when artists are in the middle of working on a piece. It’s a different level / type of consciousness is in use. It also has an adverse effect when you’re suddenly faced with social interaction i.e. it prevents you from having a normal conversation because you can’t talk proplerly. It sounds like ‘bzbzbzbzbzzttztztztzttttt’ in your head. Yes, this is verified by scientists too.

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Perhaps it’s counterintuitive, but is sound more real (physical) than light?
Is sound more like 360 degree X-ray vision, or perhaps like seeing fields?
I asked this to the ticket spook on the train, and he thinks light is more physical than sound “cos you can see things with light”. But you can hear ‘more’ things with sound i.e things you can’t see… But then of course you can see things you can’t hear…

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