How large does a digital circle have to be before the circumference seems 
like a straight line?

Digital information has no scale or sense of relation. Code is code. Any 
rendering of that code into a visual experience of lines and curves is a 
question of graphic formatting and human optical interaction. With a 
universe that assumes information as fundamental, the proximity-dependent 
flatness or roundness of the Earth would have to be defined 
programmatically. Otherwise, it is simply “the case” that a person is 
standing on the round surface of the round Earth. Proximity is simply a 
value with no inherent geometric relevance.

When we resize a circle in Photoshop, for instance, the program is not 
transforming a real shape, it is erasing the old digital circle and 
creating a new, unrelated digital circle. Like a cartoon, the relation 
between the before and after, between one frame and the “next” is within 
our own interpretation, not within the information.

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