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List(less): unFold

In About All Publications, About Word Works on 10/06/2010 at 16:24

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:

List(less) / unFold

  1. 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. :)

    • Blob. 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.

  2. Hi wonderful! Arbelos excircle Yin-Yang digon tomahawk!

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

  3. That is an impressive list :)

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