narrative with shapes

We were asked to construct a narrative using only shapes and immediately thought of the beautiful mathematical novella Flatland by Edwin A. Abott – “a romance in many dimensions”. So I mimicked the story of a line in a world of lines who is visited by a creature from a second dimension, a square, who shows the line that he too is a square and gives him a new perspective on his life. The square is so enthused he discovers a third dimension in space and realizes that he is not just a square but a cube, and that in fact life has so many dimensions that we may not realize…it just depends on your perspective.

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One response to “narrative with shapes

  1. I loved that book too!

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