Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Thinking 3D

The 3D alphabet invites readers to “play” with language, to step beyond the confines of the conventional and find new patterns for thinking the possible.

The comforts of familiarity in the left-to-right, top-to-bottom linearity of language can and often does direct/define “the conditions of possibility” for ways in which we are willing to “see” our worlds. Author Ji Lee, Univers Revolved (2005), suggests that “[w]hile convention has clearly been helpful in making communication easier, it may also have had a less positive effect – that of shaping our perceptions.” By opening our eyes to new ways of seeing/reading, Mr. Lee hopes to expand the scope of possibility for generating emergent ideas.

Univers Revolved applies a geometric formula to capital letters in order to rotate them into 360º forms of their originals, creating as it does a “new” way of reading, thinking, imagining the univers. Ready to give it a try? Have a little fun? Go here to test your mettle, and let us know how you did.

Don't miss the author bio page ... a creative demonstration of "playing" with language in a digital environment.

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