Anton Sherwood (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 18:41:01 -0800 (PST)

Kathryn Aegis writes
: ... Not everyone agrees with the arrow as a general metaphor
: for transhumanist progress, considering that (i) evolution
: does not progress in linear fashion and (ii) original thinkers
: tend to graph in circles or spirals.

By all means, let's imitate what original thinkers do.

Escher did some wonderful things with circles, particularly
Circle Limit III and his last work, Snakes.

I've been wanting to make a hyperbolic chessboard, with
right-angled pentagonal cells, but haven't yet learned the
math well enough. That could make a good icon for the idea
"the universe (of possibilities) is bigger than you think".

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