This page is for people who would like to conduct experiments as a community by using Visions of Chaos software by Softology.
Click HERE if you are trying to get to the LIVE Stream for this project.
How You Can Help
We need your help with the following:
- Collecting images as examples and sending them to us
- Sharing program settings that seem to provide the best pictures
- Conducting individual and group Experiments
- Demonstrating that people in spirit can create ORDER in Chaos
- Enjoying the stream
Samples – Click on a picture to see the full sized image
How To Get Started
STEP 1: Download Visions of Chaos HERE (Sorry – Windows Operating Systems only. There’s also an app for the Android HERE!)
Software created by Jason Rampe at Softology.
NOTE: This software was not created for ITC purposes. Information on the software specifics can be found at the website link provided above.
STEP 2: Open the Program and Choose Video Feedback
STEP 3: Choose your settings. You can select your own settings, hit the “Random Parameters” button, or select “Load” under VF Parameters.
CLICK ON THE GREEN PLAY BUTTON
STEP 4: Take a picture – Click on the Stop Button (and program will pause)
This can be done either with your own screenshot or capture program or going to Image>>>Save Image>>>Save Image As X (pick one)
WANT TO TRY OUR SETTINGS?
Download any of the settings files below and place them in the following location:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Visions of Chaos\Data
DOWNLOAD CUSTOM SETTINGS FILES AS OF 12/25/2016 HERE: idmitcvocsettings1
WANT TO EXPORT YOUR SETTINGS?
Find the settings files you have created on your own and saved (*.VF1) to the location above.
SHARE WITH US!
- Email pictures and successful settings files to: keith at idigitalmedium dot com (Please, no more than 3 emails a week. Don’t overdo it, and don’t expect a reply to your emails!) ONLY send your BEST samples. If you’re sending more than one picture out of every 15-20 pictures that you take – then you are sending too many. 🙂 These emails will go into a folder and we will check out the settings and perhaps use them on the live stream. Once we have enough good samples, we will include them in our upcoming ITC IMAGE Exhibit.
- Leave questions, comments, and ideas below – or comment on our Facebook page.
Please try to follow the following best practices below
- DON’T crop the photos, but if you do – then save & send the original also. Cropped images remove the context in which the picture was taken. In addition, when small pictures are shared to social media, they are blown up out of proportion and they look horrible.
- DO match your best experiment pictures with settings and share the settings with the community. Either take a screenshot of the settings, or send us the settings file mentioned above.
- DO pay attention to the structure of the formed images, USE Common Sense, AND DISCARD any questionable images – Especially those that are rotated in the software settings. For example, if an image is rotating – then it is going to create a pattern. If it is a triangle pattern, you must pay attention to the pattern. If there are two or three symmetrical black spots that were caused by the pattern, don’t pass the pictures around social media and say “these are eyes.” Lack of good judgement will only hurt the experiment.
- DO experiment with meditations, groups of people – both local and remote, and note what you feel has a positive effect.
FORMAL EXPERIMENT PROCEDURE
If you really want to take things serious, there is a formal experiment process that may assist in ruling out the expected computer outcome of the mathematical process. Please do the following:
- Check the box to save frames (save pictures), and choose a number between 50-100 (It usually takes up to 20 frames just to build up the feedback loop)
- Perform 6 runs of the SAME SETTINGS – WITHOUT CHANGING THE SETTINGS. If you told the program to save 50 frames (pictures) then this will result in 300 pictures.
(Since the software now pauses when the stop button is pressed, you’ll need to go to Mode>>>Video Feedback>Video Feedback and then reload the same saved settings.
- DO NOT use the “Insert frame of Static” or Mouse functions. (Meaning do not touch the experiment while it is running in any way)
- Separate pictures from those 6 runs into 6 separate folders on your computer
- Check the pictures for images, and mark which ones have potential images
- Compare to see if the same pictures in each run are the ones that have images. If image 11 in Run 2 and image 11 in run 5 have a “spirit” image in the same place on the screen – then that’s a pretty good indicator that you may be pointing out what you think is an image but is actually a software creation that was predetermined and likely NOT created by someone in spirit. These images should be discarded.
- Nobody has done such an experiment or written up this formal process and provided samples. If anyone is of a mind – it would make a great research experiment. If done in an organized manner and your experiment had an outcome supported by data, we would be happy to share\publish your experiment results.
Contact us: keith at idigitalmedium dot com