Thursday, November 17, 2016

On language & reality


Just saw Arrival and yes, it's one of the great films, along with 2001 and Interstellar, that examines how humanity deals with the great unknown which, in this case, involves communication with aliens whose connect to existence is utterly different from our own save that both species use language to define how they view reality, something BRT examined in some depth back in 2014.

The part that fascinates your truly are the beautiful logograms, the circular alphabet the heptapods use to communicate their view of time and existence to humanity along with the reason why they showed up, a process no doubt rife with complexity, nuance and the potential for dangerous misunderstanding.



The basis for the language set.




Last but not least the the trailer for Arrival. 



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