Rebecca tells her brother a funny story about a letter Jane Crofut received from a minister.
It was addressed:
Jane Crofut; The Crofut Farm; Grover’s Corners; Sutton County; New Hampshire; United States of America; North America; Western Hemisphere; the Earth; the Solar System; the Universe; the Mind of God. — Thornton Wilder, Our Town (1938)
knowledge : the sum of what is known : the body of information, principles and truth acquired by humankind — Webster
realm : (1) kingdom (2) sphere, domain — Webster
The Mechanical Universe (CalTech, YouTube Channel)
Harmonies of the World by Kepler (Encyclopædia Britannica)
May 1618: Kepler’s Discovery of Solar System Harmonics (American Physical Society)
Musica Universalis (Wikipedia)
Harmonices Mundi (Johannes Kepler, Wikipedia)
This is the first in a series of Toy Worlds featured on many pages on this site.
Wander through 3D galleries with links to resources on this site and the Web.
Click the 360° image below to begin exploring, click the “more functions” menu in the upper right for controls and click “i” buttons on/off for links to experiences, use “portals” to visit other Toy World Realms.
You can also explore this on RoundMe.
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There is also a version in SecondLife. Click the image below to explore it.
Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.
Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid
Tree of Life
Prokaryote Archaea, Bacteria
Eukaryote Protist, Fungi, Algae, Protozoa (Tardigrade)
Plant Flower, Tree
Cnidaria Coral, Jellyfish
Cephalopod Cuttlefish, Octopus
Crustacean Lobster, Shrimp
Arachnid Spider, Scorpion
Insect Ant, Bee, Beetle, Butterfly
Fish Seahorse, Ray, Shark
Amphibian Frog, Salamander
Reptile Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird Penguin, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Platypus, Bat, Mouse, Rabbit, Goat, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Panda, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Cetacean Whale, Dolphin
Primate Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human
2. Collecting hundreds of thousands of Knowledge Resources over the course of decades is far easier than you would probably think. However, figuring out how to organize them in order to make them accessible is hard. Adding the additional constraint of needing to organize them into a literal map in order to create 3D interfaces to enable spatial Knowledge Navigation is a very sticky problem. There is a long history of how to deal with Knowledge Organization problems, but there is no perfect solution — there are only a series of trade-offs in adopting any ontology. In practice, Cosma does not use any one specific existing system to “layout” knowledge such as the Great Chain of Being or the Tree of Diderot and d’Alembert. Instead, all of the virtual spaces that serve as 3D interfaces to Cosma are laid out into “Realms” based upon an amalgamation of taxonomies for organizing reality into hierarchies and physical maps.