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Calvino's Exactitude

In Calvino’s third memo, “Exactitude,” use uses abstract terminology and descriptions in order to get at his meaning behind exactitude. But before jumping into this abstract jungle of thought, Calvino sums up at the start of the chapter his three summarizing definitions of what exactitude means for him: 387 altre parole

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Multiplicity: Emblem

Finally, the last emblem!

For this emblem I decided to choose the moon. I believe it represents multiplicity because it is an icon of another body of mass outside our immediate reach. 162 altre parole

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Multiplicity: Analogy

I used to be good at math (I wonder what happened…), and I enjoyed playing around with the numbers.

Numbers and variables in math are a form of multiplicity for me. 147 altre parole

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Multiplicity: A Graphic Outlook

The most defining graphic element in “Chemical Landscapes Digital Tales” is, in my opinion, layers.

Layers are simultaneous, overlapping components of an image or sequence. They allow a designer to treat the image as a collection of assets, ideas, a database of possibilities. 71 altre parole

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Multiplicity: E-Lit Example

An example of the multifaceted aspect of literature is “Chemical Landscapes Digital Tales“, an E-Lit by Edward Falco, Mary Pinto, and Will Stauffer-Norris. It is a “photographic landscape, when clicked upon, yields texts.” This E-Lit exemplifies multiplicity in that it combines “chemical landscapes,” the pixelated illustration of the chemical breakdown of color, with the introduction of writing that appears to fade in and out of the hue being clicked on. 53 altre parole

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Calvino's Multiplicity

In his fifth memo Calvino describes the importance of multiplicity. Multiplicity is, in his words, the essence of literature. He writes, “[l]iterature remains alive only if we set ourselves immeasurable goals, far beyond all hope of achievement…the grand challenge for literature is to be capable of weaving together the various branches of knowledge, the various ‘codes’ into a manifold and multifaceted vision of the world.” 166 altre parole

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Calvino's Lightness

Calvino’s first memo is on lightness. He searches for instances in literary works in which lightness is expressed. In attempting to define lightness he notes on ancient Greek Mythology: more specifically, the instance in which Perseus cuts of Medusa’s head without being turned to stone. 808 altre parole

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