On Jan 31, 2009, at 4:38 PM, Rceeberger wrote: > http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/ > > This flew right under my radar. Anyone seen it? > I really loved the book, it is a treasure.
Bought it and enjoyed it with Peggy and Ryan. It had Ryan wondering about higher dimensions for days afterwards. The movie is nicely animated and well-voiced; cute but not too cute, smart but not too smart. A diverting half-hour or so. Two of our favorite parts were slacker-voiced one-dimensional "king of line-land" and the frankly insane, entirely self-absorbed zero- dimensional "point". The god-like character of the 3-dimensional sphere is spot on, as is his flat-out rejection of the "preposterous" notion of a 4th dimension. I am not sure whether the fact that the hypercube as shown at the end of the video (which I've seen elsewhere) makes no sense to me as a model of a 4-dimensional object intersecting with our 3-dimensional space is because I can't conceive of what that would be like on my own, or if the model (as also animated here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypercube) is somehow deficient. I'm guessing it's the former. Dave, stuck in 3D _______________________________________________ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l