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November 20, 2007

The Fork

Various Fork Situations:

1. Fork held up to ceiling lights (directly)
-So much light passes through the clear fork that it almost becomes possible to see through it. However, the light makes the edges of the fork stand out more. The prongs are especially visible as bright streaks.

2. Fork held slightly to right of the ceiling light
- Light is seen almost directly through the left side, but the ceiling can be seen through the right. The non-illuminated side is almost easier to see.

3. Fork held up to Charissa
- This is an interesting situation. When I have both eyes open, the fork divides Charissa's face into two faces. But when I close one eye, I can see Charissa's face clearly, as a whole.

4. Fork held under light, over my hand
- The fork creates a shadow on my hand, reflecting light upwards toward my face. In this situation, the fork hides something (part of my hand) while reflecting something else (light).

5. Fork held up to computer text, and slowly moved right
- I am able to read the text. However single letters appear then disappear, so the text look like t h i s . In other words the fork illuminates letters in succession. The fork, on the other hand, is very well illuminated by the screen. The white light makes every edge of the fork stand out, while the center remains translucent.

6. The fork in a mug of tea
-The fork is difficult to see, because there is hardly any light. The fork can still function though; it can pierce the tea bag. In this situation, the fork reshapes the tea bag by putting a dent in it.

7. The fork reflecting light onto the table
-The fork creates a spot of light on the table, illuminating only one spot.

Properties of Fork and Their Impact:
1. Clear - allows one to see through it to the true situation.
2. 4 prongs - work together in order to function correctly.
3. Sharp points - the ability to pierce forcefully when necessary.
4. Ridged handle - allows one to closely control how the fork is used.
5. Reflects light - allows one to illuminate a chosen specimen.
6. Creates shadows - hides what one does not want to see.
7. Short prongs - limits the amount of "stuff" that can picked up.
8. Long handle - easy to grasp the tool and use it as one wishes.
9. Spaces between prongs - limits what can be seen through the fork and what is reflected by the fork.
10. 4 air bubbles on the prongs of the fork - outside matter is inside the tool. The fork is unique from other forks with different bubbles or none at all. Thus, this particular fork reconfigures in a different manner than all other forks.

Posted by leslieph at November 20, 2007 06:31 PM

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