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XYZ Axis around a Sphere by ou8nrtist2 XYZ Axis around a Sphere by ou8nrtist2
The five PLATONIC SOLIDS are the first models one makes when beginning the study of Sacred Geometry.Those five shapes are the TETRAHEDRON.the CUBE,the OCTAHEDRON,the DODECAHEDRON,and the ICOSAHEDRON.There is an embedded knowledge revealed in the act of making the models.I call it "visceral learning".It is a type of direct understanding unmitigated by the intellect.Some call it cellular learning.The embedded knowledge to which I refer is the intuitive awareness of certain correspondencies,ratios and proportions of these five shapes and how they interact with one another.
This piece is a sort of side exploration of the associated symmetries of the cube.It has 3 distinct dimensions ,height,width,and depth.Here's another attempt to illustrate XYZ orientation,this time surrounding a sphere which helps to conceptualize the idea.
Space navigation seems so similar to virtual 3D rotational programs,does it not ?

Welded stainless steel-outside rings are 9 inches in diameter.
The yellow globe is painted stainless steel and is 4 inches in diameter.
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:iconprofessorbats:
Hadn't seen that one. Quite beautiful.
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ou8nrtist2 Jun 10, 2012  Professional
An instructional tool I made to try and convey how astronauts navigate in space.Pitch,yaw,and roll relate to the three dimensional planes illustrated by this shape.
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:iconprofessorbats:
Like I said, I love it when geekery and art intersect :-)

And thanks for the word of the day, I never heard "yaw" before. But it seems obvious that the phrase "to pitch and roll" is incomplete without the third axis. I guess I thought the third one was just "veer".

How do you measure distance traveled in space? If you manage the spinning action, you'll have incorporated the 4th dimension (time).
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ou8nrtist2 Jun 10, 2012  Professional
I'm sure distance traveled in space is measured by laser shot or some similar device (radio pinging maybe) to the nearest static object.I'll bet it was infinitely harder to calculated for that moon mission in 1969...
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I'm impressed that this is the result of less than a day's work (not to mention the piece itself is bloody brilliant). I saw a comment on here about navigation of the 3rd dimension, and it got me thinking. Perhaps if you had the tools to engrave units of measurement on here and maybe added some drilled holes and various other things, you could make it look like it was a functional piece of navigation equipment from a bygone era. I did a similar piece on my profile entitled "Locus Reperio." Not actually functional, but it looks like it could be. It's the whole concept of creating a sliver of doubt or belief in the viewers mind, them extrapolate it to achieve an enormous impact. I like envisioning the different instruments that might have resulted from an altered time line where the continents drifted differently.
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ou8nrtist2 Jan 27, 2008  Professional
I saw your piece Locus Reperio,and I'm attracted to the relatively new genre of Steam Punk.
But it is my considered opinion that it fails precisely BECAUSE they are fantasy instruments.
We currently have futuristic technologies at ready hand to make FUNCTIONAL instruments that are indeed beautiful and intriguing as well.
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:icondukecrescent:
Dude this is a very beautiful piece
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ou8nrtist2 Jan 25, 2008  Professional
Thank you Peter,
I've made it so the sphere in the middle is loose and can rotate,but now I'm seeing it as spinning slowly,so I'm trying to figure out how I can put a tiny little slow electric motor in there somehow.
As mentioed in another comment ,I'm trying to shop it as a logo for a new high tech eco company...We'll see if they bite.
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:icondukecrescent:
Stephen: Great idea, I love it myself...Good luck with the sell I am sure you will get the sort of responce that your looking for..Peter
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quarkenzyme Jan 22, 2008
Space navigation seems so similar to virtual 3D rotational programs,does it not ?
...exactly what i was thinking! :aww:

cool piece, yet again. ever-inspiring. :)
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