Being Creative: Feynman Bug & Zeus Swan
This is actually an idea I had quite some time ago but didn't get around to making it until recently. It's an extension of the "Darwin Fish" idea, which in turn is a response to the "Jesus Fish". I guess it struck me one day that a Feynman diagram could perhaps be distorted to look like a fish with "FEYNMAN" inside it. I recall doing a little googling for suitable starting diagrams without much luck. Also, I was unsure how to create it, I think I was considering doing it freehand in PhotoShop or Paint. But then recently I was doing some PostScript coding, and decided I could code the image. I did some googlin' and found this diagram:
This got me thinking about other responses to the J-fish. The Darwin and Feynman
critters are making a point about the rational world vs the irrational. I thought
about making a point about "deities" in general and came up with the Zeus "Swan":
This is basically a horrible hack of the Feynman PostScript code to get the body and text. Adding the neck and head had me stumped for a long time since I imagined the neck raised up off the body. I couldn't come up with an easy way to code it so in the end I went with it down against the body. I think it gives it a "come hither" look. The source is here a PDF is here.
In case you don't know, in Greek mythology, Zeus seduced Leda while disguised as a swan.