When a circle becomes a spiral
You will have understood by now that I like analogies, here is another one you can get your teeth into. Think about it a little bit. The good thing about a three-dimensional world is that the third dimension is actually often forgotten. Whether on paper, on a screen, or even in our minds, these first two mediums have somewhat distorted the third.
I was talking to you yesterday about the feeling of going round in circles. Well, it is possible that a circle is, in reality, a spiral seen from above (or from below:o)) This reminds me of the riddles we made up when we were small. We would draw something seen from above and ask our friends to guess what it was, without of course specifying that they consider the view from above. And now, as adults, we regularly forget to think about several dimensions.
Of course, on paper, even on a screen, modelling something in three dimensions is not the norm. It’s not as pleasant for the eyes and it makes the graphics less pretty. But it is precisely our eyes that limit us in our portrayal of certain things.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on January 3, 2020 by Coach Danny