Mirrorworlds

December 14, 2006

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Top image: an photograph looking up at a disco ball, from a dance floor in the middle of Berlin. The mirror ball is reflecting 360 degrees of the city around – see the original with notes at White Light, image by Tamara Nicol (thanks for the permission to reproduce).

Bottom image: the contested Vinland map. If it is indeed “real,” it would the earliest known map to show the Americas. That blob at far left, away from the big Europe/Asia blob, is Vinland (i.e. the Viking name for the New World, pre-Columbus). Or it may well be vintage 1950’s. Original image here.

Check out: Practical Mirrorworlds, a really cool post by Blackbeltjones about modeling and reality, with some excellent future musing….

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