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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