Ooooo… Betty Busby has come up with a fun, brain-twisty idea for the next Viewpoints 9 challenge!
“When Martha first came up with the concept behind this challenge group, and we took the online quiz to see what our strengths and weaknesses were, I realized my least inspirational field was math. Never liked it since the answers were either right or wrong, black or white.
It's an invaluable mathematical constant, a ratio that has been known and used since the time of Archimedes, but it can't be precisely expressed through mere numbers.
So a symbol had to be invented for it.
So, my challenge to you is to think of a situation that needs to have a symbol to represent it- and invent that symbol!” - Betty Busby
- The moment of breathing, between inhaling and exhaling
- The way a helium balloon hovers without sinking or rising; that perfect balance of helium + the weight of latex or Mylar + air current + air pressure
- The feeling of drifting/falling/losing awareness just as you fall asleep
I might find a way to depict these things visually, through pictures. Pictures that would call to mind a scenario that the viewer is familiar with, to create a story line through common experience. But then we hit the tricky part – INVENT a symbol to represent it!
Good thing we have 6 weeks to work on it. I like it, Betty.