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    Elijah Beale

    “One of the hexagon’s free sides opens onto a vestibule – how could this be? So much of the story told by our narrator conjures endless, desolate expanses of hexagons, repeating infinitely and inspiring both the reverence of the God who created them and despair at a life trapped inside them. But this would only be possible if the hexagons had two openings each – otherwise the structure would terminate at its first junction.”

    If Borges is talking about an atomic section of the overall structure of the Library, it is totally possible that he is just not explicitly stating that the other opening also connects to a vestibule and another Hexagon. If the Library is recursive in nature, then you only need to talk about it’s atomic part and the rules that govern creating an atom and how it connects to another atom allow you to string them together. I think, Borges is doing this.

    The atomic part. Borges doesn’t say which opening on what Hex has to do the connecting:

    =0th recursion level=

    / \
    \ /
    ||
    / \
    \ /
    ||

    =1st recursion level=

    / \
    \ /
    ||
    / \
    \ /
    || <— End of first atom
    / \
    \ /
    ||
    / \
    \ /
    || <— End of second atom.

    On the X plane you can have latices (not just lines) because Borges doesn’t say which of the walls has a shelf– just that 4 walls do. In each vestibule there is a spiral staircase…I don’t know what that would look like, but I’m sure this pattern could probably be found in nature somewhere (the variations of it).

    Does that make sense?

    #14155 Reply

    Elijah Beale

    Should look like this…I hope…I couldn’t fond an edit button so this is a ‘production experiment’.

    =0th recursion level=

    
    /  \
    \  /
     ||
    /  \
    \  /
     ||
    

    =1st recursion level=

    
    /  \
    \  /
     ||
    /  \
    \  /
     || <— End of first atom
    /  \
    \  /
     ||
    /  \
    \  /
     || <— End of second atom.
    
    #14493 Reply

    messiah

    I’ve got no idea what the hell you are talking about.

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