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Old 12-22-2017, 08:17 PM
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Slippery Slope: The Concave Form

There are different ways to tell stories. One way is to put the end first. This is one of those stories.

Do not use the concave form. You are not worthy.

The concave form is only valued by viewers. Unless you, personally, can add a valuable pixel to the screen of http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/ then you have reached a focal point. Enjoy it and explore that point's focal plane.

The concave form is powerful because it gives the viewer the sensation of punching someone in the chest. That is why weak viewers want it. Do you want to sell to weak viewers? No. No one wants weaklings.

So do not use the concave form unless you want to be punched in the chest. You have to want that punch like artists do. If you can survive that then you can give the concave form the dimensions and name that it deserves -- theater.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:20 PM
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Crickets.

No comments on the simple power of the concave form?

WAKE UP!

There are hundreds of patents on the concave form from the perspective of appliance operators. Let's split that hair.

On one hand the concave form is an efficient way to display data to an operator. Let's say a pilot or a driver. If you drove a 1970s GM car then you know how it feels to have the center console tilted towards you. You had a driving job to do and the concave form helped you stay on it. The concave form, at that moment in time, was a way for people to work together. Drivers, pilots, and cartographers had fleeting moments together.

At night they would capture moments on bar napkins.

Now suppose that you have visions in your head of being as great as the inventors of the concave form, the automobile, and the control tower. Where would you, as a cartographer of the pixels, point people to so as to prevent a mess?

I am stuck at a dead end. I am a lawyer and engineer and still trying to digest the end of the road frustration with the marching band scene in Animal House.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:45 PM
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I had never thought of theater as concave, but of course it is. It starts at the arch and goes in.

Your poetry isn't always totally accessible, ebacon. One has to see the world with new eyes. But it's fun. Are babies weak, or strong? Note that they attach to convex, and aren't interested in concave.

At the end of the road there should be something you were traveling to get.
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:11 PM
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Lay off the acid, ebacon.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:31 PM
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I had never thought of theater as concave, but of course it is. It starts at the arch and goes in.

Your poetry isn't always totally accessible, ebacon. One has to see the world with new eyes. But it's fun. Are babies weak, or strong? Note that they attach to convex, and aren't interested in concave.

At the end of the road there should be something you were traveling to get.
The way you expressed your fluid, maybe gelling, associations between the words theater, concave, arch, and going in, I think gives evidence to the power of design forms. When I wrote the first post I was in a foul mood over the design direction that home entertainment systems have taken. That night I was shopping for a Blu-Ray player. My hope was that it would match the styling of my old Yamaha receiver and tuner. Simple enough task. All I wanted was a Blu-Ray player that was black, metal, and about 16" wide. Ends up that I can't afford that.

My fallback plan was to buy an entry level Blu-Ray player from Samsung that would at least match my TV. I lost control and posted here when I saw the design that Samsung is marketing. Their entry level player is a little thing with a concave face made of what looks like graphite. At that moment I experienced a rush of memories of 1970s GM interiors, sanding fiberglass in the 1990s, Richard Pryor's joke about wrapping his chest around his dad's fist, and meeting people through it all. The notion of buying a lunchbox sized machine that tried to condense my life of learning and itching into an impulse buy pissed me off. I had to write.

I love debating with you all. Happy New Year!
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:32 PM
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Lay off the acid, ebacon.
Guilty!

Peace, finnbow.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:48 PM
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You have an unusual way of ranting!

I have one of those Samsungs. Worst feature is lack of a light to show when it's on. I estimate they increase corporate profits $15,000 a year by leaving that bit off....
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Samsung designed matching components for their curved screen hdtv line.
I looked at the Samsung, but got the Sony on performance vs cost.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:15 PM
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Samsung designed matching components for their curved screen hdtv line.
I looked at the Samsung, but got the Sony on performance vs cost.
Understood. My TV is a Samsung but it is a flat screen. If Samsung offered an entry level Blu-Ray player that matched their old TV then I would have opted for it instead of the Sony. Samsung's change of form and texture forced me to make a design decision and a flood of memories washed over me as I made it.

In the good old days the goal was a flat screen TV. Apparently that beauty was short lived.
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My TV is a flat screen CRT Samsung hd. End of the line for CRT.
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