Troll Sculpture

From: Glenn Micah Glazer (
Date: Fri 18 Oct 1996 - 20:47:23 EEST

James talked about troll art a bit. It seems to me that there would be a
number of parallels between troll sculpture and Kdatlano (sp?) touch
sculpture that Larry Niven described in his Known Space books.

One thought is that the hollows produce music when darksensed, another path
might be false colour infrared imaging style pictures - not actually sensing
heat, but getting an artificial color pattern from the sculpture that
roughly conforms to the shape of the objects in or on it.

On the third tentacle, there may be objects which do not show up on
darksense or show poorly. Imbedding these in a scupture would produce areas
of 'darkness' - an absence of a ping back.

A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee
into theorems.


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