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15 June 2023 | Draft

Gallery of Experimental Polyhedral Configurations of Documents

Interactive mapping onto polyhedra of documents on Laetus site using Force-directed Layout

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The following check list offers access to interactive maps under development (in the left-hand column). Those marked "Fail" are not currently working and subject to further investigation. Explanations have been previously provided offering access to models which are working -- but without access to the documents associated with the mapped titles (Eliciting Memorable Spheres and Polyhedra from Hyperspace, 2015). Links to those models are presented in the central column.

As previously explained, the array of presentations constitutes an exploration of meaningful interactive configurations which are potentially more memorable than conventional lists -- offering direct access to the relevant documents. The numbers in the left-hand column indicate the number of documents presented in each map -- framing the question as to how many can be usefully presented in this way.

Whilst the initial list below focuses arbitrarily on clusters (of different sizes) of representative documents on the Laetus site, it is intended to extend the array to focus on clusters of documents relating to particular issues and themes.


Force-directed presentations with varying numbers of Laetus documents to explore feasibility as an aid to access and comprehensibility of a set:

# Titles all visible; document access (2023) Titles visible only on mouseover; no document access (2015) Wikipedia
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12

Cuboctahedron
Truncated tetrahedron

Cuboctahedron
Truncated tetrahedron
Cuboctahedron
Truncated tetrahedron
14 Szilassi polyhedron    
20

Dodecahedron
Dodecahedron (tanks)
Dodecahedron (tanks Fail)

   
24

RhombicuboctahedronRhombicuboctahedronRhombicuboctahedron Rhombicuboctahedron (red)
Snub cube
Truncated cube
Truncated cube

Rhombicuboctahedron
Snub cube
Truncated cube
Rhombicuboctahedron
Snub cube
Truncated cube
32

Icosidodecahedron
Rectified tesseract
Drilled truncated cube

Icosidodecahedron Icosidodecahedron
Rectified tesseract
48 Truncated cuboctahedron Truncated cuboctahedron Truncated cuboctahedron
60

Rhombicosidodecahedron
Snub dodecahedron
Truncated docdecahedron
Truncated icosahedron

Rhombicosidodecahedron
Truncated dodecahedron
Truncated icosahedron

Rhombicosidodecahedron
Truncated dodecahedron
Truncated icosahedron

64

Truncated tesseract
Truncated tesseract

  Truncated tesseract

120 Truncated icosidodecadron (Fail) Truncated icosidodecahedron Truncated icosidodecahedron

Authors of documents cited in Laetus documents:

Documents with metaphorical adaptation of I Ching hexagrams, as discussed separately (Polyhedral Configuration of 384 Governance-relevant Yi Jing Transformations, 2023):

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