On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:32 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 7/15/2013 2:30 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> Would this kind of universality of human sense-making be likely if the
> connections between words, shapes, and feelings were purely computational?
> Why not? Being a broken line vs a differentiable line is a computable
> property. The difference between "k" sounds and "b" sounds is computable.
> So I'm not sure what you're getting at. Or are you asking how "k" came to
> be associated with "broken line" or how the written letter "k" was
> associated with the phonetic sound of "k"?
Right. Almost too easy, which makes me suspicious Craig has some weird
counter play ;-)
Indeed, why not? Rise and fall in values of acoustics + phonetics, shrill i
of kiki vs. roundness of bouba, are mapped to jagged form vs rounder form.
Spikes vs. curves in values of graphic pattern mirrored by disjunct vs.
conjunct in sound, which you could make visible by frequency response
graph. Spikes vs. curves, odd to even, states of randomness to organization
etc. Full buffet, eat all you can, choice is yours. PGC
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