Flatland and its sequel bring the math of higher dimensions to the silver screen

Flatland and its sequel bring the math of higher dimensions to the silver screen

By Julie Rehmeyer, 10:08 AM July 29, 2013

In 1884, Edwin Abbott wrote a strange and enchanting novella called Flatland, in which a square who lives in a two-dimensional world comes to comprehend the existence of a third dimension but is unable to persuade his compatriots of his discovery. Through the book, Abbott skewered hierarchical Victorian values while simultaneously giving a glimpse of the mathematics of higher dimensions.

In 2007, Flatland was made into an animated movie with the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell and Mic...

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