virus: List of Virion Symbols

KMO prime (
Sat, 28 Sep 1996 00:11:22 EDT

On Thu, 26 Sep 96 16:57:58 MDT "Jason McVean" <>
>Vicki Rosenweig writes:
>> My immediate thought on "what techniques can we lift from Tarot"
>> is that Tarot appeals to people who think visually, and maybe we
>> should try to create a set of Virian images that would promote, or
>> serve as reminders of, our ideas.

I've got one! If you are not familiar with the Lion and his iconic
function, you should take a look. Can I get an amen?

Seriously though, I think the virion tarot project, if pursued, could
generate something of lasting value. I have some facility with image
generation which I would like to lend to the project. I hope this
discussion continues and that we can generate a set of useful virion
icons which symbolize the concepts we need to be able to manage. Here
are a few concepts that should be included in the set of symbols


Feel free to add to the list. It's going to get very long. How many
cards in the Tarot? Is there any reason why the Virion deck must have
that number of items? What's a good cap?

I don't know the process by which Tarot cards are arranged or read, but
is there anyway that it could be made into a process that more than one
person could engage in at one time? Perhaps make it a game which can be
played solitaire or as a group? Of course we'd want a way to be able to
"play" over the internet as well as having a physical deck to manipulate.

What other aspects of such a system will we need to consider?

Take care, all. -KMO