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Re: [xmca] New Conceptual Image Example
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- Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 21:55:32 -0400
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I had the exact first impression as Andy, that it's an Escher drawing. My
attention was drawn to the center, and I gradually worked out from there to
the top and bottom, and also gradually noticed the different species. I
wondered about the tortoise, and about the haziness of the bottom levels in
the water - but it wasn't until I got to the pelican and saw the black drops
- from the beak, from the wings, from the tail - that I suspected that this
was oil, and that the drawing is a commentary on a devastated ecosystem.
Interesting that color, which in the original simply provides contrast, in
this drawing is meaningful in representing the oil. In fact it changed from
water to oil before my eyes after seeing the drops.
On 7/2/10 9:07 PM, "mike cole" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Interesting, Andy.
> What else might be there?
> Any Americans awake to take a peak?
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Andy Blunden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Yes, I used almost this exact image on my PowerPoint to illustrate
>> "Gestalt" when I did my talks on CHAT in April. (See Attached) So my
>> microgenetic report is somewhat invalidated. I recognised it as an Escher
>> drawing (or in his style) immediately ... so I began by presuming that the
>> white and black figures were both birds, and only then realised that the
>> black / white figures were birds / fishes, and then only because you asked
>> did I notice the variation in species and finally the tortoise, so I started
>> to think of Darwiniam themes ... and finally wondered what the pelican had
>> in its mouth and why?
>> mike cole wrote:
>>> The New Yorker has done it again. If you have a minute, take a look at
>>> week's cover.
>>> In the process of looking new meanings will emerge. How they emerge
>>> to differ from person to person. I would REALLY appreciate a microgenetic
>>> introspective report from anyone with the time. I have now collected three
>>> examples of such, including my own and all three are different.
>>> I sure wish I could get to ask Vygotsky and Eistenshtein to do this and
>>> report to us about it!!
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>> *Andy Blunden*
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