Site update: Robot invasion

Posted by hexnet ::

We at HEXNET.ORG have been experiencing a rash of weird, bot-like comments on various and sundry posts over the past several days. We're not sure what caused this evil to be unleashed on us, but it's possible Hexagonbot is at least partly responsible, as it seems to have attracted a lot of bot attention on Twitter. Anyway, our previously airtight CAPTCHA has failed us, so until we resolve this, anonymous comments will be moderated. We hope to return to normal as soon as possible, but we simply do not have time to deal with this crap at present.

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Our new hexagonal robot overlord

Posted by hexnet ::

Hexagonbot Good news everyone.

After literally hours of research and development at our new GLOBAL HEXAGONAL HEADQUARTERS in Worcester, Massachusetts, Hexnet is pleased to announce the release of the world's first fully-automated hexagonal awareness retweeting service: Hexagonbot v.1.0.

Hexagonbot is a companion service to our Hexagonal Awareness Project reblogging blog on Tumblr, and is part of a broader effort by the global hexagonal community to bring hexagonal services to a variety of blogging and social media platforms.

Hexagonbot implements a proprietary algorithm through which it downloads a feed of hexagon-related tweets, and then retweets them. It's a very sophisticated process. Hexagonbot is not currently programmed to interact with other Twitter users in any way, though we anticipate this functionality may be added to future iterations of the platform.

Arquitectura Hexagonista

Posted by hexnet ::

I first became aware of the Hexagonismo y Arquitectura blog earlier this week, when I saw it on a list of traffic sources to this site. At first I didn't know what to make of it, being a bit too Iberian for my linguistic competencies, but upon further inspection it seemed to be affiliated with a "Hexagonismo" movement operating out of Ibiza, more of whose work, I think, can be found at Hexperience.org. [Edit 2013-11: This site unfortunately seems defunct at this point.]

Hexagons in Williamsburg

Posted by hexnet ::

This 2001 article from the Colonial Williamsburg Journal offers a fairly eloquent exposition of certain aspects of hexagonal symbolism that are worth noting. I found the hexagons themselves fairly interesting too—particularly in contrast with the rather hexagon-poor architecture of colonial New England that I'm more familiar with. I've never been a great fan of Anglicanism, or High Church aesthetics in general, but the Puritans clearly couldn't design an interesting building if their lives depended on it—indeed, they probably would've interpreted a hexagonal cupola as a sign of idol worship or something.

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