The tetragrid
has reached our plane

- manifold research centre press release -

on the 4/7/2021 between 03:32 am and 3:34 am (GMT) our lab researchers have registered an event: an einstein-ring of a diameter of ≈5 parsecs has appeared on the outer regions of Perseus Arm, surrounding the crab nebula, coordinates following:

Right ascension 05h 34m 31.94s

Declination +22° 00′ 52.2″

We suspect that the gravitational lensing we observed is due to a symmetry-breaking phase transition in the topology of the vacuum manifold of the universe.



It's for the first time that such kind of event has been recorded in our Galaxy.

Our concern is a break in the space-time continuum.

We are investigating the relationship between the formation of this cosmic string and SN1054: a type II supernova registered on the 4th of july 1054 by European, Japanese, Chinese and Iraqi astronomers, which event caused the formation of the Crab Nebula.

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We consulted the records on the ancient manuscripts, which are very few.

The chinese astronomers studied the stars mostly for astrological divination. Those new celestial bodies appeared in the sky and were visible during daylight and they were referred as "guest stars". At that time celestial events were associated to important historic events.

In fact, famine and death (the great plague) were upon Europe, and the great schism occured that same year.

The following passage can be found on "Cronaca Rampona":

"And in those days a star of immense brightness appeared within the circle of the Moon a few days after its separation from the Sun". 

There is not much information about it. It is well known that the Catholic church censored documentation and research of these events.  

There is something in common between european and asian texts:

number 3 is often recurring, together with the description of the concept of geometrical structures over multidimensional planes, also known as polytopes.


                  Fig. C - Holy Roman Emperor Henry III pointing

                  up at the new star, later identified as SN1054. 




By running a simulation within an E8 lattice rule-set, using the data we recorded, we can now visualise the topology of the cosmic string.

We believe in the possibility that an einstein-rosen bridge connected those two events, and there is a strong evidence which leds us to think that this wormhole has been artificially induced.

We think that something passed through.

Hail the donut.


Fig. A - Data analysis of the gravitational        Warping recorded by our instruments. 

Fig.B - The gravitational lensing effect       captured by our telescope, with a diameter

     of ≈5 parsecs (≈16 light years).

Computer simulation of the singularity.

 (3d rendering credits: David Pollock)

Manifold research centre presents


4D M8!

this comes from one of the most esoteric synth makers I can recall, and the beauty of his extremely simple and yet sophisticated deisgns, Peter Blasser , which he published as paper circuitsIm talking about the rollz, a transistor based oscillator which is made out of a basic cell ( a trannie, 2 resistors and a cap ) that can be chained together ( usually up to six cells ) a bit like a worm! The nice idea behind this is that each cell has a node, which is both an input and an output, which can be used to modulate and being modulated by another group of cells. Even though this oscillators have a fixed frequency ( dictated by the value of the cap ) , just by having 3 or 4 different cell groups you can get ALOOOT of modulation points and generate quite complex rhythms ( PS there's a version of the circuit where the tempo is pot controlled, more precisely on PB's plumbutter drum machine , I've included that one too) , the beauty of it is that the circuit is not really stable and takes some time to settle down and it glitches on some occasions! Even and Odd cell groups have different behaviours: even ones are stable, while odd ones tend to feedback resulting in chaotic and ultrasound behaviours ( but they get really interesting when used in modulations ), this is beautifully explained on Peter Blasser's Thesis (pg.71) .


    Schematics of a 2-rollz with fixed rate and 5-rollz with pot for tempo control, I added buffering at the outputs.

Since I’m really into geometric patterns, I wanted to use this circuit to make an ode to aperiodic geometry. Which brings me to my admiration for Roger Penrose tilings and phi based geometry.

This brought me to research how those concepts where used in the science field ( I say research but in reality I was just curious and wanted to see more of it ).

Where they found in Nature? Apparently they can be useful to describe quasi-crystal geometry.

I then stumbled upon the concept of polytopes ( basically multidimensional polygons, 4D and more ) and visualisations of polytopes cross sections on a 2 dimensional plane ( god i get always stuck into 2d ), which on some instances they can use penrose tiling distribution.

Well anyway long story short I got this nice pic (the tetragrid ) which  wanted to use for a touch/magnetic interface, where each one of the triangles are connected to a cell modulation node of the rollz circuit! Say Hi to the first magnetic board gate sequencer ( at least i think so ).

It uses magnetic pins to create the connections, it has 6 outputs, 4 of them are fixed rate rollz and 2 of them ( the outer ones ) have tempo control through a pot.

6 nice white leds shine through the panel to show each output pattern. Final version is ready for production, so wait for updates!







        Evolution of the tetragrid








                                                                                Tetragrid pinging filters, which then go into YOD((O





ciat lonbarde -

penrose tilings -

e8 lattice -

polytopes -

An Icosahedral Quasicrystal as a Golden Modification of the Icosagrid and its Connection to the E8 Lattice -

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