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Morphing by Joseph Choma

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‘Evidently, there is scarcely anything that one can say about a “single sensation” by itself, but we can often say much more when we can make comparisons.’

(Marvin Minsky, 1985)

We all know what a ball is. A ball is a sphere. But when a ball is compressed, it is no longer a sphere, but a squished sphere. The known shape has transformed into an undefined shape. Rather than describing arbitrary shapes with mathematics, known shapes are utilized as consistent starting-points within this chapter. Think of this chapter and the others that follow as a collection of design experiments. Within this framework, the sine curve, circle, cylinder or sphere ...

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