The Geometry of Dialogue: A visual way of understanding interpersonal communication and human development
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This book records my ongoing quest for visual models of human unfolding. By that I mean to ask, what sort of diagrams might help us understand human interaction and development in such ways that we would be able to interact with one another, and develop as persons, more creatively, successfully and nurturingly? Many cultures have used geometry and diagrams to represent and understand important aspects of life. Among the most notable examples are Dine(Navajo) sand paintings, Hindu and Tibetan mandalas, ancient Greek mystery teachings centering on geometry, and the designs of cathedral windows.
Such diagrams have been found helpful because they allow us to model a complex set of relationships or interactions which would be difficult, if not impossible, to describe using the long-string-of-ideas structure of everyday language. My work draws inspiration from these ancient traditions, as well as from architectural drawing and computer programming data flow diagrams.