I consider the shapes of actions and thoughts–how particular formations are often assigned either positive or negative value; how they are associated with either progress or regression; how the meaning of things–shapes included–are situated within cultural and historical contexts.

I focus my musings on squares and circles–linearity and circularity, respectively. I carve my thoughts into a micro-text–List(less). It appears in unFold–a California-based Twitter-zine edited by Rose Auslander and published by Folded Word Press. The zine features *“poems/stanza’s in 140 characters or less”*.

Here it is:

I like this idea of the shape of thoughts. Re the poll, I immediately thought, well, when? It depends right? So I voted “none of the above,” thinking “blob,” definitely, right now, but if I had to pick one of the listed I found myself drawn to the triangle. But not an equilateral one, maybe an isosceles or scalene. This is all I remember from high school geometry. :)

7 October 2010at5amBlob. I like that one.

Some more shapes, as follows:

concave polygon

constructible polygon

convex polygon

cyclic polygon

equiangular polygon

equilateral polygon

regular polygon

Penrose tile

polydrafter

balbis

henagon

digon

triangle

acute triangle

anticomplementary triangle

equilateral triangle

excentral triangle

medial triangle

obtuse triangle

rational triangle

right triangle

30-60-90 triangle

isosceles right triangle

Kepler triangle

quadrilateral

cyclic quadrilateral, tetrachord

kite

parallelogram

rhombus (equilateral parallelogram)

Lozenge

rhomboid

rhombus

tangential quadrilateral

trapezoid

isosceles trapezoid

pentagon

regular pentagon

Lemoine hexagon

heptagon

regular octagon

nonagon

decagon

regular decagon

hendecagon

dodecagon

hexadecagon

icosagon

swastika

star without crossing lines

star polygon

hexagram

star of David

heptagram

octagram

star of Lakshmi

decagram

pentagram

annulus

arbelos

circle

disc

Archimedes’ twin circles

Bankoff circle

circumcircle

excircle

incircle

nine-point circle

circular sector

circular segment

crescent

ellipse

various lemniscates

lune

oval

Reuleaux polygon

rotor

lens, vesica piscis (fish bladder)

Reuleaux triangle

salinon

semicircle

sphere

tomoe, magatama

triquetra

Yin-Yang

Archimedean spiral

astroid

deltoid

ellipse

super ellipse

tomahawk

etc.

7 October 2010at6amHi wonderful! Arbelos excircle Yin-Yang digon tomahawk!

I’m going to go for the “lozenge!” (today.)

7 October 2010at11pmThat’s funny:-)

7 October 2010at11pmThat is an impressive list :)

10 October 2010at8pm