A domino is a flat rectangular block made up of 28 pieces connected by hinges that meet at one face with one to six dots or spots, typically on its first face and blank or similarly patterned on its other faces. They’re commonly used in games requiring matching ends of pieces together and then laying them down into lines or patterns to play.
Dominoes are often used as an educational aid to demonstrate how an event or phenomenon can spread or influence others. The Domino Effect, which originated during the Cold War when journalist Joseph Alsop made comparisons between dominoes falling and Communism’s spread throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. President Eisenhower later used this example at a news conference and it quickly became known as The Domino Effect.
Domino sets can be used not only for positional games but also as art projects. These projects can range from simple designs such as straight and curved lines or grids that create pictures to intricate 3D structures such as towers and pyramids – some artists even design tracks specifically for domino trains!
Lily Hevesh, a professional domino artist, creates complex tracks and setups to challenge herself before posting videos online for her audience. Her YouTube channel Hevesh5 boasts over 2 million subscribers. Additionally, she has constructed stunning setups for movies, TV shows, events – such as Katy Perry album releases.
Settling dominoes correctly is key to creating an exciting chain reaction, but too many dominoes stacked too closely will render this aimless and boring. In storytelling terms, too much detail may become distracting to readers if too long of a scene occurs without any progress being made towards goal achievement; they must not either become bogged down with details and minutiae or too short as this would decrease reader interest and reduce comprehension of story events.
Stephen Morris of the University of Toronto points out that even slightest movement can tip a domino over. This is due to its high center of gravity holding onto potential energy; when this potential energy is converted to kinetic energy and the domino falls.
Dominos make for a wonderful metaphor when it comes to writing, especially for developing story arcs. Just as it only takes the slightest push to bring down an entire chain, one sentence can trigger an entire plot arc. A writer must carefully build each scene before letting its dominoes fall as the story progresses – which is why working with an experienced editor is essential in ensuring every scene packs enough impact and each domino has enough space between itself.