dripping with golden ratios."
“They're arranged in three concentric spherical shells. The outer hull, the most complex, is the dodecahedron (bronze) and icosahedron (silver). The solids are in dual position, showing that they have the same symmetry, and sized so their vertices all lie on the same sphere. The second hull is the cube (bronze) and octahedron (silver), arranged likewise. And the innermost is two tetrahedra, one in each metal, showing that this four-sided solid is self-dual. This makes it twice as excellent as any other Platonic solid.”
For more in-depth information on the subject of triangular pyramids, tetrahedral numbers
and duo/do-decahedrons - just follow those links and explore away with Wolfram|Alpha.
forward/backward — and one time dimension. This 4-dimensional space is referred to as the space-time continuum. My own understanding of the concept of this space-time continuum was first, established in my left-handed dyslexic mind, during the TIME I was being taught Physics GCE "A" Level, by Mr. Fage at Borehamwood Grammar School. I shall forever remember him as the tutor who drove a Daimler Dart SP250 convertible, in the context of "darting through the cosmos, 'fuller' SPeed ahead". Most opportunistically, however, I have recently watched THE most excellent explanation of the space-time continuum during one of Stephen Hawking's GENIUS Discovery Science episodes, entitled Can We Travel in Time? • This was of particular relevance to me because the LAYERS and LEVELS exemplar demonstration of how spacetime, inextricably combined SPACE and TIME [in4D]™ • exactly correlated with my 5th dimensional understanding of the fourth dimension, which honed and refined my innate dyslexic ability to manipulate 3 dimensional space in time, within my head, during my training as a pilot and air traffic controller. To explain further, the 3 dimensional path travelled from A-B in New York, by the three people in the picture to the right, indicated by the stream of white light, in the transparent box beneath • correlated exactly with the way that I always saw the "future" take-off path of an aircraft from Gatwick, flying to Jersey for example, in the context of potential 'conflicts' with the paths of other aircraft, all of which I used to manipulate in my head, in relation to the moment by moment information, which was being fed to my brain by, at first primary radar and hand-written words & numbers 'information-strips' and subsequently secondary radar, supported by increasingly sophisticated data communication systems.
N.B. The flight path of that associated Gatwick Take-off Flight Path, of course, took considerably less TIME to traverse the FLIGHT LEVEL LAYERS of its path before attaining its allotted CRUISING FLIGHT LEVEL • than the 50 minutes taken, by the three people in the movie, to walk from TIME SQUARE to the 16th Floor of the building on the corner of 48th and 11th.…
an "eternal beta" in true Web 2.0 style, but decided to let it stand as is and start working on future projects. Many of my future videos will address the last 30 seconds of this video (the "rethink ..." part).
Thank you all for the helpful comments on the earlier draft. It has been a great experience to connect with so many people interested in
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The video was created by me (Michael Wesch), working alone from my house in St. George, Kansas. I used CamStudio for the screen captures and Sony Vegas for the panning/cropping/zooming animations. Someday I might make a video tutorial for those who are interested.…
Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 – November 16, 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion. He was in the forefront of popularizing Eastern religions and philosophies (especially Zen Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism) and making them accessible for Western audiences - WHO would no doubt have agreed with the statement that -
IT IS NO MEASURE of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
ion at Hand and the inevitable question proposed - What Infrastucture? - I would draw your attention to my zBlog Success Has Many Parents - in which I referred to a conversation with Kenneth Baker during 1982, about the potential development of interactive multimedia communications, when I said that - the archives of the BBC were worth more to the British nation than all the country’s coal deposits and that in order to “mine” that wealth, an appropriate industrial infrastructure would have to be established before the information could be put into information technology and subsequently distributed in a form that would be useful to all potential users.
I was first struck by the potential of small scale simulation systems, as an air traffic controller, during the 1970's and subsequently worked as a consultant to Acorn Computers and the BBC and thence Apple and the development of a CIM Product Simulator in collaboration with Surrey University. …