Packing My Ideas

Packing My Ideas

Bees on beBee influence my ideas and make me that my capacity of holding them isn’t enough anymore. A recent buzz by my great friend and thinker Vincenzo De Florio shared a buzz that was the trigger for me to write this buzz. In his buzz Vincenzo shared the following image, to which I added the dotted line to show a hexagon.

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This tendency to β€œplay together” in hexagonal structures amazed me. This is again reflected in our call for collaborative actions.

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Is there a driving force hidden in us to lean towards hexagons? Are humans in alignment with other life forms in favoring hexagons? These questions kept bombarding my mind and I want to share with the readers my β€œhallucinations”.

There are obvious forms of hexagons that we see by the naked eye. Surely, the first example we are all familiar with is beehives. The intricate hexagonal shaped beehives still bewilder us all on their precise formation.

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Hexagons are present in frost.

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A great number of minerals have hexagons of in their structures such as basalt. We can observe hexagon wonders in many places. There is a simple way to elaborate on the mechanism of their formation in this reference if you are interested in exploring this topic.

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We find hexagons in social networks. A nice rational explaining the formation of social hexagons is revealed in this reference β€œA way of circumventing the problem of gaps is to use hexagons instead of circles to represent a given set of social acquaintances. The hexagons have the advantage of having six sides and are also stackable. Hexagons nested alongside one another in a honeycomb sequence form a geometrically efficient surface. They leave no gaps. This leaves the shape open to recursive possibilities. At the same time, all of the hexagon shapes may be combined into one large hexagon”.

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Algae including diatoms tend to form shells having hexagonal structures. Algae need sunlight to perform photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide to useful organic compounds. Algae need to capture efficiently sunlight and not lose the captured energy. In order to achieve these requirements algae have silica-based shells that are packed in hexagons. . Some of the layers of the shell are held together by hexagonal cylinders with very light, thin walls. These shells made of glass immediately remind us of silicon- based solar cells that we manufacture, but with much less efficiency than the shells of algae. No wonder researchers are trying to emulate the shell structure of algae to enhance the performance of solar cells.

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BΓ©nard cells are another example of hexagons formation in thick liquids sandwiched between two plates. Bernard cells show the formation of hexagons in very simple experiments. Wikipedia explains the formation of cells nicely. The experimental set-up uses a layer of liquid, e.g. water, between two parallel planes. The height of the layer is small compared to the horizontal dimension. At first, the temperature of the bottom plane is the same as the top plane. The liquid will then tend towards anΒ equilibrium, where its temperature is the same as its surroundings. Then, the temperature of the bottom plane is increased slightly yielding a flow of thermal energy conducted through the liquid. The system will begin to have a structure ofΒ thermal conductivity: the temperature, and the density and pressure with it, will vary linearly between the bottom and top plane. A uniform linear gradient of temperature will be established. Once conduction is established, the microscopic random movementΒ spontaneouslyΒ becomes ordered on a macroscopic level, forming Benard convection cells, with a characteristic correlation length.

Do we need to pack our ideas into hexagons so that they may absorb efficiently the sunlight of comments and transform them into better ideas? Shapes have their roles in our lives. They aren’t just accidental.


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Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #35

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
What do I think my friend is that your friend enhanced my belief in the number six. There are social network structures that can be exemplified by two overlapping hexagons. Hexagons represent. Hexagons teams may be imagined as "self-packing" with efficient use of resources and closeness. I agree with you and your friend. Thank you for this enlightenment my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
My very dear friend Vincenzo De Florio- I am moved by your comment and your comprehension. You raise so many great points such as tensegrity and elasticity. Your mind is an explorer. I hope you share with us your great thoughts. There are hidden gems in your comment. They are worthy of further exploration. I do hope to read your reflections soon my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
The man of emojis Lance \ud83d\udc1d Scoular- thank you

Lance 🐝 Scoular

Lance 🐝 Scoular

3 years ago #31

πŸ₯šcellent article Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeana πŸ‘₯ed 🐝🐝🐀🐳πŸ”₯🚲

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
One of the comments on this buzz on LI questioned the validity of hexagons. In my response I mentioned the six degrees of separation. Now, your reverse thinking is admirable my dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. Instead six degrees of separation, it is six degrees of togetherness. You are awesome with your positivity my friend.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #29

#26
The mutual admiration is like air, we breath it with a higher form of breath. Let me now turn admiration to the hexagon and what i admire about the hexagon. Here we need to take two ideas 1. Hexagon as metaphor (I can see Sara Jacobovici applauding this very much) 2. The idea of "Six Degrees of Separation" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/aug/03/internet.email Now having combined these two things - what is it that I most admire about the hexagon in a block capital way ? THE HEXAGON REPRESENTS THE SIX DEGREES OF TOGETHERNESS

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
precious things are worthy regardless of time dear Tricia Mitchell. Great ideas take time to ripen.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #27

#29
Thanks Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, beBee has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people like yourself. I know you have a good heart :))

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
It is the beBee platform with great bees like you Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher that let creativity seeds blossom. The credit goes for all support and inspiration I get from open minds and caring hearts such as yours.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #25

#23
I was just thinking the same thing Paul Walters's mind is brilliant. I would have never seen the association of a hexagon with social interaction. Thanks Ali, this was quite interesting to read and I'm still digesting it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
It is thinking + searching + validating Paul Walters

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
May be this would explain my admiration of your mind CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
I guess so, so your observation is worthy an merits more research Jerry Fletcher

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
I am waiting for the outcome of your "brewing" of the packing of ideas in hexagons my dear Tricia Mitchell

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

3 years ago #20

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Where do you get these fascinating facts???? Love it, thank you

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #19

I have always admired the powerful symbol that the hexagon represents.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #18

Ali, Intriguing as usual. Is some part of what you are reveling here why so many board games and computer games use the hexagon as the "board design?"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Great news

Federico Álvarez San Martín

#16
#17 Exact. It will be soon... :)

Javier 🐝 CR
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Thank you - your support and understanding plus your sharing prove the point that beBee is the platform for collaboration and emergence of new and stable "cells"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Once beBee becomes a collaborative form it shall stand out of the crowd. Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee for making beBee the platform of choice.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

3 years ago #12

Thank you, Ali, for another interesting, insightful and thought-provoking read -- as always. I've shared this buzz on three hives, "beBee in English" and "Publishers & Bloggers" and "Leadership." Keep buzzing, my friend, as your writing is always a joy to read and contemplate.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #11

thanks Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing us this treasure. beBee will become a collaborative platform ( we are working on great new collaborative features ). Our bees are supportive and collaborative creatures.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #10

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Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #9

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Greatly appreciating your sharing Jan \ud83d\udc1d Barbosa. Thank you

Jan 🐝 Barbosa

Jan 🐝 Barbosa

3 years ago #7

Sharing This :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Thank you for your appreciation, encouragement and sharing dear Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #5

amazing post as always sirAli \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared sir. thank you very much for the share.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I changed the background image to reflect more on the content of the buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I changed the background image to reflect more on the title of the buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Gracias Luizia\ud83d\udc1d Patr\u00edcio

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

My dear friend Vincenzo De Florio- you are mentioned in the buzz and I thank you for the urge you instilled me with to write this buzz.

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