Forma, Vol. 22 (No. 3), pp. 247-260, 2007

Spirally Mapped Mandalas Twilled with Chinese Poems

Kazuya Hayata

Department of Socio-Informatics, Sapporo Gakuin University, Ebetsu 069-8555, Japan
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(Received February 20, 2007; Accepted October 15, 2007)

Keywords: Mandala, Pattern, Spiral Mapping, Chinese Poem, Medallion

Abstract. Mandala patterns generated from Chinese poems which were composed by Su Shi (Su Tungpo) are shown. The drawing is based on the spiral mapping technique, with which one can visualize a statistical property of a text within a two-dimensional region through spirally folding a string of Chinese characters.

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