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Bloviating Zeppelin: Octical Occlusions

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Octical Occlusions





11 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

Pretty cool! I can read the colored chart, but it takes an effort. The only one I don't get is the picture with the man and woman standing in front of the lake.

Tue Feb 28, 05:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AHA! You don't see the outline of the baby?

Also: the round one with the dot -- keep staring at it and see what happens.

Tue Feb 28, 05:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

One of the interesting things I learned at SIGGRAPH back in... hmmmmm... *scritching head* 2003! San Diego... what a place... if you like a saline mist at a constant 67 degrees... I seem to have rambled...

Was the short non-perceptual visual content presentation. A presenter from Montreal, I believe it was, presented one picture and then ran another for such a short time you literally could not perceive it. But when the original was put back up he then asked what had changed between the two pictures. The second person answered correctly.

He said that in double-blind studies a fully 57% of people could remember things that they had not perceived correctly and of the remainder that could identify no change, if asked to guess, would guess correctly at 52% (I think it was). Yes, you do have a non-conscious, visual perception system that is very pretty accurate. The commentator pointed out that with a 2 to 7% advantage over blind chance, you could take that to Vegas.

Then there is the whole visual codec system that is exactly the reverse of how you perceive things... but *that* is another story...

Thank you for the fine headache today, Mr. Z!

Tue Feb 28, 10:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: hope the headache wasn't too terribly bad. In reference, yesterday I had the "flexible sigmoidoscopy" experience and, as a result, I disagree mightily with the very first word.

San Diego is a great place; I'm lucky enough to be attending a class one week a month, until September, there. Next week is my second session in SD.

Very intriguing visual concepts.

Tue Feb 28, 04:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

I read the colored chart!! But at first it was hard.. OH.. I just read Gayles comment, and mine is the same.. i will have to go back and look..
Love the new pic!! Is that you?? If not, it sure fits ya!

Wed Mar 01, 04:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

O.K. i just saw the baby in the tree!! COOL.. It is the branches up above the couples that makes it. how cool.

Wed Mar 01, 04:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

The baby is really cool.

Wed Mar 01, 05:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rebecca: That's not me; it's Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove.

Wed Mar 01, 07:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger echotig said...

Um, octical? Am I the first to notice that?

Wed Mar 01, 02:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger PlaidBaron said...

Hmm...I got the read the color chart just fine.

Wed Mar 01, 02:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

elhEcho: yes, you saw that. It's a favorite corrupted phrase of mine that some people catch and some don't. I also use it as an "excuse" when I catch someone in, shall we say, "prevarications."

BZ

Thu Mar 02, 05:38:00 AM PST  

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