This stool is a metaphor for irreducible complexity: if all pieces of an object are not present, there is no functionality and the pieces that are present have ho use.
There is also a stool that is broken in this series. It does not illustrate irreducible complexity, but rather a malfunction that renders the whole unusable. The stool is a good object because it can be used as a platform or support for something else, which extends the usefulness of these graphics.
Download the animated example for an idea about how to animate this series.
The downloads are in two formats:
- EMFs that are editable like clipart
- PNGs that can only accept color when used in PowerPoint 2007. The picture recoloring tools can be used to apply tints.
Keywords: irreducible complexity, malfunction, platform