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Viral Bowling Ball

and tactile math class
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I have a 3d print of an electron micrograph of a feline calcivirus. It has dodecahedral symytry i think. but when i wing it around my fingers can feel, like in a pine cone, that the fronds of the virus are arranged in an interference pattern between spirals. The paths your fingers follow across the virus tells you how it eats and fights and how it was formed by a coallition of 5 simpler beings, or a 5 part archetype family of a complex molecule that was one level of complexity below the virus.

This 3d print could be enlargended to the size of a bowling ball, made spongey and adaptive and used as a toy / tool for adults with cognitive disabilities to be able to share a common, cognitively accessible langauge.

The web and tech and silicon and electricity is pulling us up into our sight and hearing and away from our felt presence of immediate experience. This kind of math is a cognitive standard that is accessible to everyone.

So I guess the idea would be for a toy that is shaped like one of these simple geometric viruses at a scale at which people can easily interact with the surface of the virus with their fingers, and then a set of 10 pins shaped like i dont know maybe people? or pins shaped like other geometric molecular-level phenomena.

JesusHChrist, Dec 04 2016

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       //The web and tech and silicon and electricity is pulling us up into our sight and hearing and away from our felt presence of immediate experience. This kind of math is a cognitive standard that is accessible to everyone.//   

       Impressively nonsensical
Voice, Dec 04 2016
  

       I quite like the, 'Monty python', idea of geometrical shapes used as a language and whether some shapes have an intrinsic meaning of action compare to other shapes. Sounds fundamental to existence, a basis of all that is .   

       Those cell/virus plushes are cool but a bowling/basket ball sized. Wouldn't roll very well because of surface structures
wjt, Dec 06 2016
  
      
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