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The Dust Is Real

  Every once in a while, I get to wondering how I might present the Halfland animations floating and reflected inside a dark glass bottle.  I put a scrap piece of silver mylar on the inside curve, and a straight lenticular magnifying plastic lens flexed to fit down the bottle's throat and sprung back straight across the middle. I use my super full mini TV from Tiny Circuits  inside the jar as a quick stand-in for the [eventual] larger flex video display to be positioned opposite the reflective mirror. I filmed the TV's video of a fireplace burning a glow inside this contraption, and to my amazement, it did what I'd wanted all along, only too small. The video is viewable indirectly, like gazing into a gazing or scrying ball. The wonderful Jill phrased the effect perfectly; The magic of that moment when you lean in to see a universe in miniature! It makes everything seem familiar yet vulnerable... I stuck the Bottle Cinema on a dusty shelf in a cupboard to record the scene in

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