The Unlike Minds Logo

The wireframe device in the Unlike Minds logo is a special geometric form known as a Spherical Diakis Icosahedron. Only the front of the form it is shown to prevent the lines being confusing to the observer.

It is one of the geometric archetypes central to the i-Space Navigator: the digital navigation environment on which Davids Oliver and Dickinson, and more recently, David Alexander, are working.

It is a great deal more than that however. The Spherical Diakis Icosahedron is considered by many to be a profoundly important sacred geometry form, seen in ancient texts and celebrated in dance and artwork of indigenous people around the world. Made up of 15 hoops it represents the world’s gnosis or consciousness and therefore symbolises the totality of information.

 

There are still more layers of symbology. That same totality has been represented since prehistory by five forms known as the platonic solids:

The first four have long represented the alchemic elements: fire; earth; air and water, the fifth, aether or gnosis (information) is symbolic of diversity coming together to create the whole – the five representing totality. They are known as the Platonic solids as they follow the mathematical rules first conceived by Plato. As with all geometries there is a sort of spatial lowest common factor: one shape into which all the others fit mathematically and physically. For the Platonic solids, that form is the Spherical Hexakis Icosahedron.

Looking carefully at this form it is easy to see a spherical dodecahedron (Plato described this as the Cradle of the Goddess) and a spherical icosahedron.


The little animation below explains all five come together to form the Spherical Diakis Icosahedron: the logo of Unlike Minds.