Re: icons in motion (Questiong the CoreWave symbol) Posted by Robert C. Cohen GM Game One on September 25, 1997 at 21:09:49:
In Reply to: icons in motion posted by kathryn ehrhorn on July 30, 1997 at 18:47:18:
(Kathryn is posting in reference to the "symbol
definition" which can be found by clicking on
any of our rotating core wave symbols found in the
upper left hand corner of each page on the site.)
Yes a car can be in motion. But I think the icon of the car
is something in the human mind. Your idolized car
is a static car in your mind because you've
idolized it. Cars idle when they are standing still.
If it is an idol then it is a symbol of
perfection. It is now perfect, unchanging.
The idea of
motion in the statement "icons in motion cannot
remain idol(s)" is supposed to imply evolution,
prosses and change.
So yes a moving object can be idolized which
creates a static representation or a symbol.
But if that symbol remains fluid and ever changing
then it isn't an idol, it is a process.
symbol is repeating its motion but if you
look at it carefully you will see an infitite
number of changes in its motion and appearance.
This is what I was trying to
get at with the symbol definition. Thanks for your
post and the chance to re-examine our ideas. I
really enjoyed your question and hope you post
again. Thanks Robert GM Game One
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