Infinity Heart Brain Spine: Exploring Symbols for Interdependence and Pluralism That Might Just Be Fancy Pretzels

At Stimpunks, we’ve been using this hand sign as a symbol of interdependence. The thumb and index fingers interlock to form an infinity symbol, and the remaining fingers form the point of a heart. Infinity + heart.

Hand sign for interdependence formed by interlocking thumb and index fingers to form an infinity symbol, and the remaining fingers forming the point of a heart. Infinity + heart.
Hand sign for interdependence

To avoid confusion with the polyamory sign, which is very similar, we thought, “what if the heart is inverted and cuddled into the infinity sign with the outer perimeter evoking both cardioid and lemniscate“? We used Midjourney to generate some concepts. Though the infinity is no longer a proper lemniscate in this configuration, I like it.

Infinity Heart

Infinity Heart Brain

Then we thought, what if it was more like a brain with the suggestion of hemispheres?

Infinity Heart Brain Spine

How about the suggestion of the spinal column?

Infinity Heart Hourglass

Midjourney surprised us with this infinity heart hourglass.

A vertical infinity heart sign resembling an hourglass

Woven Infinity Hearts

How about these 3D woven infinity hearts?

Infinity hearts woven together in 3D

Thoughts?

Would you use any of these conceptions as a symbol for Interdependence? For Pluralism? For Neurological Pluralism? Do they all look like pretzels? Pluralism pretzels?

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Published by Ryan Boren

#ActuallyAutistic retired technologist turned wannabe-sociologist. Equity literate education, respectfully connected parenting, passion-based learning, indie ed-tech, neurodiversity, social model of disability, design for real life, inclusion, open web, open source. he/they

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