"I am perplexed!"
said ALICE to the 'fractal-patterned' CATERPILLAR, who by
now was almost totally enveloped in a thick cloud of
smoke emanating from his hookah.
"What EXACTLY do you mean by
that?" said the Caterpillar, looking about.
"Well, when I look at YOU
with these FUNNY GLASSES, you appear to be made out of
cardboard! A bit stranded between background, and
foreground, I would say. And not very REAL, I might
add," explained Alice with her usual
"Perhaps you need your eyes
examined?" replied the Caterpillar.
"Oh no!" cried
out Alice. "I can see perfectly well, thank
"Well then," said the
Caterpillar, and with a puff on his mouthpiece,
"perhaps you need to see what is here from
another...perspective. Something less PSEUDO?"
"There must be something
more realistic than..." began Alice, as she flipped her glasses around, then back again..."More realistic than..."
Caterpillar cut her short. "Reality, and all
that stuff about 'space'', is ALL IN YOUR
HEAD!" (and by now, he was quite INTOXICATED
by the 'effects' in his own head...and quite quick to
prescribe perceptual 'techniques'...)
"Something more realistic
than...STEREOSCOPIC 3D and all these funny
glasses?" Alice wondered.
"Of course, if you REALLY
INSIST...there is SOMETHING," intoned the
Caterpillar, "for you to see in Wonderland, a
MOST CERTAIN place to visit...oh, I forgot,
"Will everything appear real
in this, whatever it is called, place? Will I be able to
TOUCH that which I see?" asked Alice.
"Well YES and well,
NO," said the Caterpillar. "Things
will appear to be REAL, to your way of seeing, at least.
And somethings will appear to be QUITE REAL, almost
SOLID," he explained. "But you
won't be able to TOUCH anything, after all..."
and he began to doze off.
cried Alice. "What is this place, what is it
called? Where CAN I FIND IT?"
"I think....it is called,
'the whole something or other'...ah, yes...
HOLOGRAPHY!, and, come to think of it!, there is of course............ver......mmmmm....al"
And the Caterpillar dozed off,
dreaming of wings, of ANGELS, of someday being able to
'fly'...all of which left Alice quite perplexed as to
where to find this place
called....'holo....something'! , and that place called.....'of...course!'........And then...she reached
up...and touched that strange sign, which had become quite HOT! by
( Anaglyph wallpaper from Larry Berlin's 3D ZINE;
Anaglyph Caterpillar POV Alice by Al Razutis )