Hey thanks for the cool responses. yeah Ted I didn't really say it was new or special - thanks Cole for pointing that out there. Clearly its very accessible, anyone can see it, etc. But interesting response anyway Ted, s_s, JackITB, Cole, Bette.
Dalace - yes it does seem to respond in some sense to thought, though I notice that this seems to get more and more the further you go from the ordinary waking state. i.e. fall asleep. That's when you get images coming through from the subconscious or whatever you want to call it, some different data source and they seem to imprint it more markedly the deeper into sleep you get.
It definitely responds in some energetic, generalized way to thought intentionalities even in the ordianry waking state. You can even entertain that it's in some way like the wave function giving form to the particle probability patterns. For instance I just tried closing my eyes and thinking of a circle - sure enough the noise field began to look like it was swirling in a circle. Or was it my ATTENTION that was taking on a circular form? It was both - like an expectation attention pattern that the dots then conformed to.
There's really a lot of room for experimentation here. When I was high on mushrooms in a forest in France [a trip out camping trip with a French girl named Estelle and her dog - you can actually order psylocibe mushrooms in the mail from Holland and have them sent to France with no hassle or problem] I saw incredible things in the closed eye field. I was amazed. They were like mandalas, branching incredible trees, "fractal patterns," geometric exponential processes, color interplay, etc. So clearly that altered chemical state was doing something to the way I was INFORMTERPERCIEVING. The psylocybin and psilocin were setting up different electro-chemical and synaptic vibration patterns that caused me to informterpercive the available visual data fields in corresponding weird new formal ways.
So here you see this same ontological pattern - some "informational" form - like the quantum physics wave function - informing some medium - the matter field itself. The feeling of it is something like the thought of it. Try FEELING the dots and feeling everything (rather than, per se, thinking about it). You'll see it's that - whatever it is - that has the SHAPING, the plasticity quality. But its no more "subjective" somehow, its just the YOU part of the objectivity.
You see its all a totality, a holism - chemical material - ingested - sets up different bio-energetic and cellular vibrational patterns - obviously traceable down to the quantum scale or up to macro as chemical reactions, thermal changes, different synaptic brain states and periodicities - also allows as dream symbol of altered state - i.e a drug experience.
Its ok to look at it as "all physical" or "all mental." In some sense "physical" corresponds to objective and I feel there's something in that direction which can easily be ignored by dreamy tripped out type logics. We need to see what's going on physically and it somehow grounds the whole thing. This is a place where a lot of confusion occurs. Think, for instance, of the "physical side of mental" or the 'mental side of physical" in a way somehow similar to "two sides of the same coin." Anybody see what I'm getting at here?
The sight dot feild is a good place to play around with this stuff. Experiment around and tell me what you come up with.