to explore and define aspects of
Amiga Gestalt, Culture and Philosophy.
|Welcome to this first
issue. What in the world is a Gestalt
you may ask. It's a German word which kind of describes a shape or appearance
and its place or position.
"A physical, biological, psychological or symbolic
pattern of elements so unified that its properties
cannot be derived from the sum of its parts"
- American Heritage College Dictionary
It's also "a school of psychology who maintains that pychological, physiological, and behavioral phenomena are irreducible wholes rather than simple summations of discrete perceptual elements".
The word first turned up in relation to the Amiga during a visit to Dave Haynie. We were looking for something that would synthesize the nature and character of the platform and its design. Gestalt really sounded archetypal, majestic and mysterious. Having found the word, we now have to make the sentence.
This is the purpose of aNeXuS. A means of exploring and connecting the links, ties and elements of the Amiga to a central, irreducible concept.
INC. & THE WORLD AMIGA CULTURE:
TO ICOA - April 1998
OPEN AMIGA, THE AMIGA INDUSTRY COUNCIL
DO YOU FIND THE FUTURE?
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