"Vector images are mathematically-based on the relations between one point and another. A vector file is like a set of instructions describing how the points are connected."
"A vector file is like any other image on your computer, except it is made up of equations instead of pixels. So when you increase the size of an image made with pixels, the pixels can only cover so much space and you get a decrease in quality. With vector files you can increase and decrease the size of the graphic all you want with no loss of quality."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.