Set the mood and save 36% with a 3-D Illusion Lamp from the Boing Boing Store

Light used to just be one of two things: on or off. Simple as that. Either a flood of yellow or total darkness. Then the dimmer switch happened and you could adjust the brightness to meet your seductive needs and suddenly everyone looked a little better in the gentler light. And now your luminary universe has evolved for the third time into something completely new and awesome: Blue Pine Studio's 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture. For 36% off you can nab one of the sweetest light developments since the invention of candles and have the apartment that everyone will be talking about.

What looks like a flat black box is actually a platform for the three dimensional light display that looks simply mesmerizing. Once it’s turned on, the light contorts into incredible shapes like pure artwork that can be set in sixteen different colors and four different modes. Like its predecessor in light history, the dimmer, this too can dull down to set the mood for reading, dancing, drinking or snuggling. You can make all these color and light adjustments using a simple remote control so you never have to leave your couch again, which should be the goal of any awesome product. The LED light has a super long lifespan of over thirty thousand hours of use.

It’s lightweight and small enough to go anywhere in your home on any surface. It looks as good in the bedroom as it does in the kitchen or social living room. And there’s no question this is a lamp people are going to freak out about. Get it now for 36% off and completely wow your guests when they think you’re just turning on the old light switch again. Joke’s on them, you’re lighting the way to the future.

Take 36% off a 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture in the Boing Boing Store

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  1. The mood? What mood do you set with Reimannian manifolds?

  2. LDoBe says:

    Headachy moods. Filled with math, and not understanding multidimensional spaces. The best I can do is collapsing a fourth spatial dimension into time... But that's ugly and wrong, as any physicist would tell you. It's a shortcut.

    Obligatory xkcd:

    And of course, the rubber-sheet model of spacetime is horribly broken. If spacetime has three dimensions, then why is there gravity in that model?


    (alt text: "Space-time is like some simple and familiar system which is both intuitively understandable and precisely analogous, and if I were Richard Feynman I'd be able to come up with it.")

  3. This is not as cool as I had hoped - I was imagining from the description that it was somehow projecting any of these different shapes, but I see from the store you pick one shape and then it's just lighting it up in different colors. Oh well.

    When I was an undergrad in math hanging out with math graduate students, several of my algebraic topologist friends claimed to be able to fully or partly visualize the fourth dimension. One of them said he could visualize simple structures in 5 dimensions. Eventually I decided I wasn't cut out for abstract math.

    There was a 19th century mathematician, Charles Hinton, who published a book and several pamphlets on visualizing the 4th dimension, with diagrams you were supposed to visualize and rotate to help you picture their 4th dimensional equivalents. His sister-in-law Alicia who was exposed to his ideas in her teens developed visualization of higher dimensions, and explored the mathematics of multidimensional manifolds in the late 1800s when very few women were in mathematics. (She independently discovered that there were exactly 6 regular polytopes in 4 dimensions and built 3 dimensional models of all of them.)

    I've never laid hands on a copy to try it out and see if it works, but it looks like it's available in the Internet Archive. New hobby project?

  4. -Lamp with no extra wires
    -under a Benjamin now
    -it dims (or you can pick a gamut corner your friends look amazing in)
    -it has some height to it

    -Not a vapor projection
    -does not draw charcuterie on you as if you're rushing crew with parasites back to the Nostromo to deal with there
    --good times there
    -the poly-meshing scheme will date it
    -no viewpoint or other dynamism to it
    -maybe you really can't play with the 12v wires

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