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Friday, October 21, 2011

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Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:14 AM

Ursula K. Le Guin

Click the image below for some background.

A Walsh function and a corresponding finite-geometry hyperplane

The above image illustrates an equivalence* between sequential and simultaneous points of view.

The sequential point of view says "Do," the simultaneous point of view says "Be."

And then there is the Sinatra point of view—

"The fundamental unity of the Sequency and Simultaneity points of view became plain; the concept of interval served to connect the static and the dynamic aspect of the universe. How could he have stared at reality for ten years and not seen it? There would be no trouble at all in going on. Indeed he had already gone on. He was there."

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia  (1974)

"It turned out so right… for strangers in the night."

* Based on a boustrophedonic  folding.

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