Seeing the World Like Cono Does (Thanks to High-speed Video Imaging)
High-speed video captures super fast motion. New technology makes it easy to see the world like Cono does, but it was arcane and difficult until recently. The pioneer of high-speed imaging was Harold “Doc” Edgerton. Some of his remarkable movies are here:
There are numerous videos on the web that capture high-speed events using high-speed video, revealing, for example, the elegant motion of a hummingbird’s wings, usually just a blur to the human eye, as in the link below. The scientists who investigated Cono’s neurological swiftness compared him to hummingbirds and certain reptiles.
In Performance Anomalies, Cono’s imperceptible swiftness is compared to the flick of a frog’s tongue as it catches a damselfly– too fast for a human to see. With the help of high-speed video capture, it is indeed a visible spectacle; here is the BBC’s take on the phenomenon, along with other wonders of life as Cono would witness them: