The second longest movie (featured by Oliver Knill )


This movie will repeat only in 1954100635599011618305.45 seconds. This is roughly 2000 times the age of our universe. The whole movie was generated under Unix using Mathematica . See also the Longest Gif movie .
The color of the cell with coordinates (i,j) is the RGB (red,green,blue) color (i*64,j*64,k*64) where k is an integer modulo 4 which changes with time cyclically. The internal update-time at the node (i,j) is p(i,j)/100 seconds, where p(i,j) is the (3+i*4+j)'th prime number. The smallest common multiple or these time steps determines the period of the movie.
Note that the whole GIF movie has a size of 2384 Bytes. This is about the same size of the HTML file which displays it. This confirms that boring movies can be long without containing much information ...
Oliver Knill, June 1998