Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Perception maybe?


Hello. This is Vvinni. If you understand this, put three "E"'s at the end of your post.

Hello, it's Vvinni. Since we're talking about perception, and how people see things differently, and patterns, and so forth. I thought it would be neat to do this. Above is a message, written in a font I made (The image). Your mission is to tell me what this message says, and tell me how you know. Please be as analytical or as faith-based as you want. And please, respond this time.

Well, until next time. I'm Vvinni/Vynni/Vigni/Vinni, and good night.

Can you read me? Can you read me? Can you read me? ffrrttccvvaazz

9 comments:

J.Malone said...

Good Job Vynni...

so what does this say about TOK and perception...?

EEE

Deep Chandegara said...

Your message says,
"Hello. This is Vvinni. If you understand this, put three "E"'s at the end of your post."
I'm basing my answer on authority of MS Word.

But the symbols are how Microsoft defined them. For all we know, it could be a real alien language. What the message says depends entirely on how you perceive it and how you define the characters.

EEE

M. Hayashi said...

It says, "flng snkf, ejhtyhn; oortnsmym fish.", which I believe means "Eat your rhubarb" in an obscure language that I just now made up. Rediculous as that is, why should Microsoft be a better authority on symbol translation than I am? Why is it that we accept that the symbols are arranged into a coherent sentence even though they appear as nonsense?

Vvyynn said...

Not the windings, the other. The Image. I have no doubt of your cutting and pasting abilities. What I want to know is how you are all given the same "primary source" and how you all interpret it differently. To answer your question M, it's because we trust Microsoft. We feel that Microsoft translates these symbols better than we ever could, and we believe that Microsoft, being the creators (or at least thats what I would think) would know their own font.

Well...I think I've said something. Anyhoo, the message you need to decode is the image, not the Windings.

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J.Malone said...

Suggestion Vinny...

Edit your original post so that the readers know what you really are after in terms of answers.

Vvyynn said...

Ooh! Okay!

Deep Chandegara said...

Most of us base it on the authority of MS Word because it created the symbols. If it really was some unknown language, I doubt word would be able to decode it. If I created some language with crazy symbols, my authority would be just as proper.

Vvyynn said...

Yes, and I am asking you to create meaning out of your own perception. For, I have created a group of so-called "meaningless" symbols, however i can tell you that there is a meaning. Thus, since you know there is a meaning, your perception will (in Vvyynnian theory) cause you to create meaning out of soemthing that was originally meaningless. Now get to the fun part and decode my message! I'M EXCITED!

Vvyynn said...

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