Hadley’s Primer

I’m working out lessons to teach how to think in 3D. Here’s one of the first ideas for this. I got to watching Jodie Foster’s movie Contact. And came to the segment where Hadley reveals the primer to Ellie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SbKE_U4b7U

Director Robert Zemeckis needed to explain the idea without detailing the depths that an efficient data set could get to. It gets neat when we replicate the Hadley Primer into a 3D library with many books, layers and leaves:

This is Zemeckis’ version:

Now imagine the underlay also being a book, inverted:

Now imagine Zemeckis’ book as a level-1 hypercube [a tesseract projected into three-space]:


Now imagine it as a multi-layered hypercube…3D books nested within books within books…

Now imagine what lies at the “centre” of the nestlings… 

Is it “the centre”? Is it a singularity? Is it a cloud of data? Can we ever get there?

A book with infinitive leaves that “linear we” cannot perceive? 

Words in a starry firmament? Words that we cannot truly read?



Zuxian Free Reads Summaries

This is a list of new postings at Zuxian.ca
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(2018) Graphic image (High-level view) explaining liquid logic trees. See the high-level explanation at About David Huer page.

(2018) 3D Computing – Navatar Roadmap Vision : Imagining the steps needed to move from looking at virtual avatars to living as “Navatars”…physically-inhabited avatars. Plus an  Industrial Implications Forecast.

(2018) Aiding Tangier Island, VA, USA : The people of Tangier Island may be the first climate refugees of coastal North America: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/561587/tangier-island/ Could Salt Marsh Dikes & Aboiteaux drain pipes protect key sites (town hall, courthouse, hospital, fire hall, places of worship)? Could the community design itself to become a protected lagoon? Could “Rising Title” be key to the survival of seaside communities? The imagining here is having Property Title rise with the rising sea: Will Rising Title rest with submerged seabeds or be evidenced by a platform floating on or standing above high tide?

View of Earth’s Famous Capital City and The Sea of Islands


New Zealand sometimes gets left off world maps. NZ agencies have been known to do this also.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s administration is running a Tourism NZ campaign, making gentle fun of the fact: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/new-zealand-left-off-world-map

The image here helpfully shows where Wellington, the Capital of the planet, can be found; and the distance to it from the many scattered minor reefs and islands and polar regions that fringe the vast Sea of Islands. Earthians are a phlegmatic people and the people of The Fringe most so = the Sea of Islands is euphemistically called the Central Ocean by inhabitants outside Wellington Capital Region.