Originally posted by JacKatMtn
...I don't get how the colors correspond to topics and spheres
But the spheres are all the NEW DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Could there be 2 levels of spheres?
layered upon each other?
Hi Jack...I'm writing in answer to your post but much of what I say is just thought-sharing -- for everyone.
Ditto to your thoughts about the colours... I did some thinking out loud about this spheres image yesterday. Led into thoughts about why
seemed needful of SO to construct an image at all. I mean, what was his point? So I wrote a huge yadda yadda in a couple of posts about images and why
they are used for communication, how languages developed and evolved, what their purpose is, where language is going and so on and on. A potted pseudo
history about the form of human thought transference that we call "language". Even wrote about developing a universally-comprehensible graphic
language based on muli-layer-function "smilies", with built-in levels of language function and the ability to express tenses, and with
auto-translators and the like.
Why? Because the way we use "smilies" now is like the way cavemen drew pictures on the walls. Language, but very unevolved. (Not kidding...) Was
trying to say that we have opportunities with modern media to truly communicate but haven't even started to develop their full potential yet. We
produce more gadgets but still have language and cultural barriers, misunderstandings, and the prejudices and wars that follow...
For me, a true revolution in the sense of evolutionary self-feeding content and ideation requires taking communication to higher levels and removing
barriers of human prejudice and thinking. Said all that, but I guess nobody read the posts...Tooo long, tooo obtuse -- like this one.
This image depicts
elements of the continually evolving ecosystem that form the dollnean vision. That is an absolute known.
an essential part of our human "communication evolution", so...
All I was trying to say yesterday in my own bizarre way is that the image we are dealing with here is communicating something already, but exactly
like the dollnean we need to find the key so it's comprehensible. Was hoping to see if someone would connect what I wrote back to the spheres and
pick up something that I couldn't see but could "sense" was there and staring us in our collective faces.
With the "whatisit" image, even the fact that they look like spheres and not just circles seemed relevant to me. It's not presenting as
two-dimensional. It has depth. Or substance.
More recently, I've been wondering about "all the colours of the rainbow" but the trouble is they aren't. All the colours. Of the rainbow...
However, unless SO just likes pretty colours, why create an image (gee sounds biblical
) using those particular colours? But okay I said
that already a few time in previous posts.
Move over all donkeys...I'm a one-trick pony.
The dynamite may be digital, but a revolution in this context does not happen because people have the "digital weaponry". It happens because they
have a vision of change (i.e. imagination), can communicate that vision to each other, and work together in an organized way to achieve it. The
revolution requires more than the technology to make it work. It needs that technology to integrate. We all know that and you've all said it.
Just thought it worth saying again.
A final thought: normally, a revolution has a time line. It builds, takes hold, sweeps away the old and brings in the new -- then ends. But this
revolution is different, if I read it right. It brings in the new, but what it puts in place does not eventually stagnate and even return to the old
way with a new coat of paint, like political revolutions often do; it re-creates through the process it sets in motion. If it stops moving then it's
I see those spheres revolving as well as inter-evolving. Each one turns, and they all orbit about the centre, almost like a solar system.
But that's just me animating the image...
[edit on 1-11-2007 by JustMike]