thought to write this post when the visits of my blog in Spanish arise to
100,000. Today I opened it and had 101,365 visits in the Spanish versión and 18,396
in the English version, a total of more than 105 and 104
visits, each one. However the powers of 10 of this post don’t refer to the
mathematical numbers but the people who have passed till here.
From the year of
400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of the medicine talked about the origin of the
personality. He believed that four humours were the origin of the human
personality: according to him, black bile produces a melancholic person, the
yellow one (adrenaline) produces irritable and nervous people, the phlegm (a
fluid from the mucosa) was related with relax people and blood with optimistic
beings. Despite the centuries elapsed since then, the thoughts and research of
Hippocrates have repercussion in modern medicine and his theories about human
personality are still used in education systems of today world. Nevertheless,
there are other theories concerning about the personality and learning with
technology have had influence in the author’s minds to create wonderful
characters in their novels. And sometimes the stories even precede the future.
Let’s see some of them:
is obsessed with life’s creation. After his studies of chemistry, electricity
and dissection in the university and based on Cornelius Agrippa’s and Albert
Magnu’s work, he decides to carry on an experiment. His goal: to create the
life. The result: the creation of a monster.
virtual or real world, there are so many people and so many stories.
A certain day,
the artist Dan Sternof decided to discover a wood dodecahedron inside a tree trunk in front of his
house. When the winter had come, he decided to leave snow dodecahedra to improve
the city landscape!
The ideas were
coming to my mind as rolling spheres.
spheres became cubes as the ice cubes that are stored in the fridge, waiting.
The time ran
and ran too fast. The seconds became minutes and hours in a 19-hours day that
lasted an instant and a 5-hours insomnia night fighting to rest.
became a necessity and an impossible task. One day after another. The months
passed with other thoughts in the mind. The polyhedron was stored in a box over
the vitrine full of dusty glasses. Sometimes there was a bright ray in the box
and some words used to fall as water drops. But the polyhedron remained caged
because the glass remained empty.
this is a rolling world that let me to clean the glasses and the ceramic
figures shining with the sun.
I have put the
polyhedron out of its box waiting the it can be outside for a while…
childhood we learn about some simple 3D geometric figures like de pyramids and
prisms. Even most of us build our own polyhedron shapes for homework in the
primary school. However with the time, most of the people forget the existence of
polyhedra. But it happens that one day in certain moment due to a strange cause
you will find again a polyhedron and you will not let it go.
happened to the chemist engineer Henry Chasey who decided to build its own
fantastic polyhedra after seeing the Kepler’s platonic model in Carl Sagan’s
Cosmos tv program. Therefore, since the 1980’s, Chasey built a huge collection
of melted acrylic polyhedra.
The world could not be more than a pale reflection of the human being idea in searching of perfect spheres. The world is maybe only a set of irregular polyhedra whose faces are strange and changing. Internet is a parallel world growing without an order. Sometimes some voices appear, sometimes other voices become silent like candles in a mirror.
Let us see then, up to where and until when this polyhedron rolls before having its edges disappeared and after losing its faces. Before becoming a sphere… to who somebody in the road tells it that its destination was rolling forever.
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The original blog is written in Spanish. Now the polyhedron wants to reach more people around this quasi-spheric world. Hope you enjoy it!