Some examples that came to my mind when trying to comment on blind spots:
I read a book by brothers Arkadi and Boriss Strugatski called “The Snail on the Slope” (in Russian: Улитка на склоне). Because of the power of this novel’s attack on the existing political regime and morals, censorship prevented Russians from reading the complete novel until 1989. In the 1960’s, they read chapters about the Forest and the Forest Directorate separately, not realizing Strugatskis had conceived the plot as a single story. To be short, this novel is mostly about The Forest, which is forbidden to humans, they are afraid of it, they don´t get the trees, nature, lakes, animals, swamp…everything that is characteristic about the forest…A Russian sci-fi in its best way. It is quite hard to understand the book, I don´t know, is it because that the forest is as same natural for me as the sun or is it because forest or nature in general is very mysterious. In any case, in this book The Forest for humans is a blind spot, they don´t get it and they are afraid of it. (There are some similarities with the forest figure in James Cameron´s 2009 movie “Avatar”)
I found one work made with Processing visualizing “The Snail on the Slope” by the artist´s view. It is interesting, how here the nature is viewed and how nature has been a source of research and the outcome has developed with the help of computer program:
Also, I thought about words and sentences and how we are trying to process/generate them, kills the basic thought/idea. I quess everyone has tried to find “right words for the right thought”. And after saying or writing the thought, it looses its mysterious “this is it” and becomes just a sentence. Well, of course, it isn´t so dramatic all the time, but there have been times, when trying to find the right words to say what is on my mind, is very difficult. The language is so structured but our thoughts aren’t always so structured, but to make ourselves readable/listenable, we have to rape our thoughts into words and readable sentences.
Here, I suggest another book by Valdur Mikita (he is Estonian semiotic): “Wild Linguistics” (in Estonian:Metsik Lingvistka) who deals with this question a lot. He also brings out South-Estonian dialect. There are cases where people just mumble. Lets say, one watches the sky, doesn´t say anything, but just mumbles and the others around him understand it. This is an example of how you don´t have to make yourself clear only by words.
For conclusion, a question: If one who has used to traditional marionette show sees the one I am posting below, does one think that this is a violation of traditional marionette? I quess this is a stupid question and there is no general answer for it:)
The link to contemporary French marionette: