On Mon, 14 Aug 1995 MacBloom@aol.com wrote:
> Thank you for your astute comments on visual communications issues and
> LOs. Ive not heard of a facilitator with the strong emphasis on graphic
> thinking that you are developing.
> My expertise is in scientific visualization and digital technical
> illustration for explaining or solving expensive and complex problems.
> Are there issues in perceptual transparency (when we enter the screen or
> problem) and leave our consciousness that you have investigated using your
> icon GIFT tools?
> Does computer graphics animation give us new or different tools as we pass
> through the analog to digital threshold?
> Michael Bloomenfeld
> Santa Barbara, Calif
Quoting from R. R. Dipert, concerning Charles Sanders Peirce,
"The operant slogan behind Peirce's seemingly perverse reverse-logicism is
his view that all thought and all communication is 'diagrammatic,' and the
question is then simply one of which diagrams are most 'useful' in a
robust sense. Logical and mathematical notation, Peirce came to believe,
had been held captive by typography and, with that notation, our minds as
well...Both for pedagogical purposes and for research in knowledge
representation, in artificial intelligence, and in cognitive science,
something like Peirce's theory of representation will surely be discovered
or re-invented.", pp 46-47 in "Peirce and Contemporary Thought", K. L.
Ketner, Ed., Fordham U. Press, New York, 1995."
C. S. Peirce (1839-1914).
NOW WE ARE TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING WITH LITTLE COMPUTER SCREENS
VIS-A-VIS COMPLEX SUBJECTS THAT PEIRCE DISLIKED IN TERMS OF THE
PROCRUSTEAN NATURE OF TYPOGRAPHY.
"Use the amount of space needed to convey the issue--don't force the
issue into the amount of space some business practice allocates to you."
-- JOHN N. WARFIELD Jwarfiel@gmu.edu