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Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« on: April 11, 2019, 06:32:51 AM »
I recently discovered the word "paracosm", which means "imaginary world realized in detail." A child's imaginary friend is one sort of paracosm; J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth is another. And the landscapes we struggle to realize with the 3D tools to hand, those are paracosms too.

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In an article in the International Handbook on Giftedness, Michelle Root-Bernstein writes about paracosm play as an indicator of high levels of intelligence and creativity, which may "supplement objective measures of intellectual giftedness ... as well as subjective measures of superior technical talent."
 
(http://cyborganthropology.com/Paracosmic_Immersion)

I just thought y'all might like to know that.  8)


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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 06:01:15 PM »
Great word! Very relevant to everything we do here. :)

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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 06:12:09 PM »
This is a think that I like :)
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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 02:21:01 PM »
Finally something for my signature.....

Bobby Stahr, Paracosmologist
something borrowed,
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Ring out the Old.
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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 06:15:17 AM »
It's a great word indeed. I struggled to find a decent word for my website describing what I did, so earlier on I had used 'CGI', but most 'normal' people don't understand it, and it's not really 'only' generated by a computer, you need to do something before it does. 3D Art isn't that great a description either, as that makes one think of sculpture.
So now I use 3D renders. Though I like the word you found, I doubt if it rings a bell in potential clients. They probably think I'm some sort of hazy weirdo.

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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
Dune: This is a paracosm.
Client: Should I call a doctor, or a psychic?

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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 10:04:05 PM »
...so earlier on I had used 'CGI', but most 'normal' people don't understand it...
Fortunately, most folks here don't suffer from that handicap...
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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 05:50:51 AM »
 ;D

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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 11:36:24 PM »
ha ha ha
something borrowed,
something Blue.
Ring out the Old.
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Bobby Stahr, Paracosmologist

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Re: Fellow Paracosmologists, Unite!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 06:42:39 AM »
Good find @Asterlil. And like Bobby said, a perfect word for a business card. :D
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