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Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Thursday, May 12, 2005, 20:08
> > What I have in mind, however, involves "ink" that is drawn into a 3D > > grid of voxels, > > voxels? I assume -els is 'elements' just as it is in pixels. But what is > the vox- ? Looks like Latin for "voice". If so, there's another difference > between your HST's schemes ans Sai's as I understand it.
Oy. What he means is having 3d *pixels* rather than 3d *surfaces*. So something in this language woud be a bunch of dots hanging in space. While I agree that this is "more 3d" than my conception (of bounded surfaces), I think he's also right in that we wouldn't be able to understand very easily. :-P
> Sounds similar to the idea I put forward when I wrote: > " Would it not be possible for the punchline only to be conceptualized > when the person has a full grasp of the whole 2d presentation? Forming the > story from the 2d representation would be perhaps a process like Platonic > dialectic. When this is complete the punchline comes like the 'blinding > flash of enlightenment' that Plato seems to think will be the philosopher' > s reward for following the dialectic path"
... which, btw, is exactly what I mean also. Except way better phrased. ;-) - Sai


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>