Psychic Energy Lab of the University of Potsderania
The Potsderanian Film Council
The Queen Olga Royal Science Foundation
Planet of the Mandelbulbs
|An outerspace nature documentary based on images retrieved by Prof. Uri Flach's Quantic Camera ®, processed through Softology's V.O.C. and edited by LLFlash|
film is a compilation of the first images retrieved by the Quantic Camera ® from
an exoplanet orbiting the star Alpha
Cephei or Alderamin in the constellation of Cepheus.
Professor Uri Flach
of the University of Potsderania
The Quantic Camera. ®
A remarkable invention, born of Professor Flach's research at the P.E.L. in Triplotz and of the recent discoveries made at Innsbruck University's Institute of Experimental Physics and in the Physics Section of Geneva University on the quantic teleportation of photons, this camera projects a virtual lens from a point A to a distant set point A' in space and can thus capture images from any place in the not too distant universe, as photonic intrication is not yet possible on distances over 60 light years. "Cepheus being only 50 light years away, it seemed like a good place to start. We could have started with shots of Jupiter, Saturn or of another closer celestial body", explains Professor Flach, "but we potsderanians do love a challenge, so to better test our system we chose the far away constellation of Cepheus. After much tweaking and adjusting, the results are here to behold."
Born in the little town of Künztdamm in the southern mountains of Potsderania, Professor Flach followed Professor Edvaard Azelik's classes at the Psychic Energy Lab of the University of Potsderania in Triplotz. There he met Professor Ferenc Vroëgop and together they discovered hertzian quanta-cathodic viruses, a phenomenon on which they remain the world's leading experts. After eradicating these nefarious entities in the early 90's, the two scientists chose to go separate ways and Professor Flach turned his attention to quantum physics, which led him to invent the Quantic Camera ®.
Screenshots & Stills
A landscape view of The Mandelbulb Planet
|Above is the first picture retrieved by the Quantic Camera ®. The geological properties of the terrain seemed to indicate that this planet was probably lifeless, but subsequent images showed proof of the opposite as strange biomineral structures made their appearance before our lens.|
|Here are a few of the creatures spotted by the Quantic Camera ®:|
of Professor Uri Flach|
Following the strange incident during the shooting of Planet of the Mandelbulbs, Professor Flach, who was discovered unconscious in front the Quantic Camera's destroyed control panel by his assistant Mr Leopold Dekülticz, was admitted to Triplotz Royal Hospital in care of Dr Magnus Sylvanik who diagnosed an anomalous comatic state. After two weeks under observation, Professor Flach fortunately regained consciousness, and though apparently still under stress and suffering from some kind of post traumatic disorder resulting in memory and speech problems, he was able to go home to his native village of Kunztdamm where he is now in convalescence. He is still slightly physically impaired and has not spoken since. Dr Sylvanik expects him to eventually recover all his faculties in the coming weeks. We'll keep you posted of his progress here.
Below are the last notes Professor Flach wrote in his journal during the last three days before the incident:
"Friday January 15th 2010: We are very surprised to find such diverse lifeforms on this exoplanet, and even more surprised to notice that the structure and appearance of all these alien creatures seem to closely ressemble the recently discovered mathematical shape called the Mandelbulb, a discovery stemming from Benoit Mandelbrot's fractal equations. Indeed here on earth lifeforms that seem to obey fractal rules have already been observed, such as the Romanesco Broccoli, but to stumble on a planet where all creatures seem designed following the mandelbulb pattern is quite astounding and in my opinion reinforces the importance of fractal mathematics.
Saturday January 16th 2010: Quantic Camera is working perfectly. Each day brings new wonders before our eyes. We've already caught 21 different types of Mandelbulbs on tape. This morning we recorded a chase between a predatory looking spiky mandelbulb and three smaller rock like creatures fleeing in front of it. Everything is to be learned about the habits and behaviour of these lifeforms, and I'm sure my zoologist colleagues will be too eager to set eyes upon our images.
Sunday January 17th 2010: We lost the signal from the Quantic Camera today. It seems some sort of tremor on the planet surface caused this. Though we have yet little experience in the field of Quantic cinematography this seems very unusual. The quantic lens projection should not be affected by such physical events. I've restarted it and µ adjustment variable has slightly shifted. We are now looking at a new part of the planet, at what seems seems to be some kind of ocean. I have sent Leopold to bed, the good lad is exhausted and needs a rest. As for myself I haven't slept much either but am too excited to sleep and will stay in the lab again tonight, to monitor the Quantic Camera in case another signal break down occurs."
See more astonishing Mandelbulbs in: The Mandelbulb Codex
Hertzian Virus: Edvaard the Virus
by Professors Vröegop & Flach, Professor Uri Flach's earlier work
the people's kingdom,
home of the Psychic Energy Lab
LL Flash is a graphic designer, photographer and filmmaker from Paris France.
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