Real or Imagined
April 2, 2010 8:29 AM   Subscribe

Is there a flash cartoon where you can zoom into a drawing of a dog's nose to reveal fleas, and zoom into the fleas to reveal more creatures and so on?

I had a dream last night that I was hanging out with President Obama in the oval office. He was messing around with his computer (mefi was on it btw). One of the things he showed me was a web site that had this applet, which I just described.

It was similar to the Scale of the Universe in design, it but may have had an MC Escher twist at the end, where the image ultimately becomes the same dog. I want to know if this is real, or did I imagine it.
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have never encountered anything like this. Wish my dreams were so interesting, though. :-)
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:42 AM on April 2, 2010

Well obviously there should be. It is now your Calling to make this happen. This could be like the discovery of the structure of benzene, except with dog/flea cartoons. It sounds a little like Infinte Oz.

There's a couple of poems, including one by Augustus De Morgan:

"Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on,
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on."

Anyways-- no, I have never seen this but it sounds great.
posted by Erasmouse at 9:22 AM on April 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Your description sounds like zoomquilt, which, along with its sequel, has been mentioned a couple of times times on mefi.
posted by paullelujah at 9:23 AM on April 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

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