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Closely related to this question, but I couldn't find the answer to my particular question there.

I am interested in meaning of the following logogram which has appeared in the movie "Arrival":

Logogram from Arrival Logogram in film still

In the second image, we see a scene from the actual movie and next to it we see recognized "partial meanings" of the logogram, but I am curious what is its exact meaning.

For the record, I am interested in this particular logogram since it appears on a T-shirt, and I want what it says before I get the shirt.

  • Well, isn't the meaning a combination of elements? Seems more or less clear. – Mithoron Feb 19 '17 at 2:10
  • @chenmunka - Make sure you add description tags to the answers and all 45,000 other questions with images. – Valorum Feb 9 '18 at 10:38
  • @Valorum: I do them in quiet moments - I may get to them all one day. – Chenmunka Feb 9 '18 at 10:40
  • @Chenmunka - That sounds like quitter talk. I expect them all done and on my desk by Monday. – Valorum Feb 9 '18 at 10:41
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The Wolfram people have also published all the logograms along with the code they used, on GitHub (you can download the source code as an archive along with images). Each .jpg file is signed, so I assume the signature is the meaning.

Ink logogram from the "Arrival" film

This particular diagram is named HepWritesRealTime1.jpg - I haven't the slightest idea what that means.

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    'm' at the end of the imgur link to make it medium, 's' to make it small – Valorum Feb 18 '17 at 19:37
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    Thanks for the link! I'm afraid this doesn't exactly answer the question though. – Wojowu Feb 18 '17 at 19:44
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    @Wojowu I'm aware of this as well, so I'm still digging. Sadly, of miriads of websites discussing this stuff, only precious few actually provide something original or relevant - others just re-post. That Wolfram code is the best thing we've got. I also checked the stream, and Christopher Wolfram doesn't explain the logogram there either. – Gallifreyan Feb 18 '17 at 19:51

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