By Amy Edmondson

ISBN-10: 0817633383

ISBN-13: 9780817633387

In a huge feel layout technology is the grammar of a language of pictures instead of of phrases. sleek verbal exchange ideas let us to transmit and reconstitute photos with no the necessity of realizing a selected verbal sequential language reminiscent of the Morse code or Hungarian. overseas site visitors symptoms use foreign photo symbols which aren't particular to any specific verbal language. a picture language differs from a verbal one in that the latter makes use of a linear string of symbols, while the previous is multidimensional. Architectural renderings typically exhibit projections onto 3 together perpendicular planes, or include go sections at fluctuate ent altitudes representing a stack of flooring plans. Such renderings make it tricky to visualize constructions containing ramps and different good points which conceal the separation among flooring; hence, they restrict the creativity of the architect. Analogously, we have a tendency to research common buildings as though nature had used related stacked renderings, instead of, for example, a process of packed spheres, with the outcome that we fail to understand the procedure of association picking the shape of such structures.

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01). As playful as this example seems, it calls our attention to what Fuller perceives as a dangerous "bias on one side of the line" inherent in traditional mathematics. He points out that our gradeschool geometry lessons involve concepts defined as bounded by certain lines-a triangle is an area bounded by three lines, for example-thus excusing us from paying attention to its environment. Once a figure is delineated, we no longer have to consider the rest of the system. 04). It forces us to remain aware of all sides.

The dangerous chasm between scientists and lay people, with the truth guarded by an elite few and the rest resigned to ignorance, thus seems inevitable. The origin of this troubled state of affairs? An incorrect mathematical system! Long ago human beings surveyed their environment and, seeing a never-ending flat earth, decided upon cubes and orthogonal planes as the appropriate measuring system. Today, says Fuller, we're still stuck with that uninformed early guess, and as a result, nature's behavior has seemed irrational, perverse, and difficult to explain because we're using the wrong kind of yardstick.

My lifetime overlaps my grandmother's and hers overlaps the life of her grandmother, but I was born long after the death of both my greatand great-great-grandmothers. Such are the events of Universe; every experience overlaps some but not all other experiences. Another facet of the "scenario" concept centers on the misconception of the environment as a static whole. For instance, looking out at a distant star it is all too easy to think we are" seeing" it just as it is at that moment, while in reality that particular star is so far away that its light takes 100 years to reach us.