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An introduction to hyperseeing and hypersculptures
Article Type: Special issue abstracts From: Kybernetes, Volume 40, Issue 7/8
Department of Mathematics, University at Albany, Albany, New York, USA
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the cybernetics audience to the fundamental interdisciplinary concept of hyperseeing and its application to hypersculptures.
Design/methodology/approach – Briefly, hyperseeing is seeing from multiple viewpoints in a very general sense. In particular, the author first discusses hyperseeing a sculpture. A sculpture is defined as an object in a fixed position relative to a horizontal plane (base, ground). Two sculptures are congruent if they consist of the same object. A hypersculpture is a set of congruent sculptures. A hypersculpture is a more complete presentation of the sculptural possibilities of an object.
Findings – A specific example is given of hyperseeing a knot sculpture made of copper tubing.
Originality/value – The paper demonstrates how the study of hypersculptures facilitates gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of sculpture.
Keywords Hyperseeing, Sculpture, Congruent sculptures, Hypersculptures, Cybernetics
Paper type Research paper