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Crop Circles Sudoku

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Crop Circles Sudoku

So as I was waiting for my Toyota Matrix (dashboard view) to be serviced, I was reading fairly metaphysical Book called 2012, The Return of Quetzalcoatl, by Daniel Pinchbeck. who spends some time discussing people who take crop circles seriously. Note the cover art.

It occurred to me that because there have been so many instances of crop circle manifestations, especially in the United Kingdom, that the sheer precision and incuse designs would provide clear examples of geometric one-to-one correspondences with the first 9 digits. Clearly, if aliens are trying to communicate with humanity, using geometric art as the communication medium offers a common reality that beats the symbols we use for our number system(s).

I am indebted to Lucy Pringle’s Crop Circle Photographic Library for these images. Her collection of photographs of these mysterious, aerial views of crops bent artistically is extraordinary.

She is a leading researcher and author of 3 books on the subject — Crop Circles: Greatest Mystery of Modern Times (2000), Crop Circles (2004), and her latest Crop Circles: Art in the Landscape (2007).

I hope this cartoon helps to publicize her efforts to bring serious attention to all humanity (who’s interested) in this curiously ignored, yet significant messaging system between an unknown entity or entities and humanity.

I wish a happy new year to all, worldwide. Whenever you’re ready.

Fractal Sudoku

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Fractal Sudoku
As promised, another conceptual cartoon. I think of the stick-figure as “Cubic” and also “Cubehead”. I’ve always been fascinated by Fractals. A Science Fantasy story by Piers Anthony, called Fractal Mode gives a very accessible discussion of the experience of fractal worlds.