"Sunstone is a landmark tape. Symbolic and poetic, it is a pivotal work in the development of an electronic language to articulate three-dimensional space. The opening image is an iconic face, which appears to be electronically 'carved' from stone. A mystical third eye, brilliantly crafted from a digital palette, radiates with vibrant transformations of color and texture.
Sculpting electronically, Emshwiller then transforms perspectival representation: the archetypal 'sunstone' is revealed to be one facet of an open, revolving cube, each side of which holds a simultaneously visible, moving video image. Created with complex technology over an eight-month period, this emblematic spinning cube metaphorically describes a three-dimensional, temporal space, both hyper-real and simulated. Emshwiller's humanistic approach to technology ushered in the 1980s with a new electronic vocabulary for conceptualizing and visualizing images in space and time. Reflecting an image-saturated world. SUNSTONE marked a new stage in electronic art."
It plays out “in the large” and “in the small”—in defining the
broadest goals and concepts and refining the smallest details.
It branches like a tree, and each choice has ramifications,
which may not be known in advance.
Recursion also suggests a procedure that “calls” or includes itself.
Many engineers define the design process as a recursive function:
discover > define > design > develop > deploy
In order, however, that we should learn and communicate visually, through colour and shape as well as the traditionally accepted modus operandi - as a standard practice for all who would learn - IT has long since been envisaged that some kind of fit for purpose hand-held communications device should be developed to assist the process - and so entered theTablet Computer.