A Great Disturbance in Flatland

The observer in the world of three dimensions can see the crags, fissures and flow of the now-hardened concrete pictured below. In the pancake-flat world of Flatland, none of this can be seen. However, Flatlanders may be able to experience the roughness of the underlying forces that can only be revealed in a third dimension. […]

Flatland: City and Country Lines

I guess builders in three dimensions have to mark where things go, no matter the surface. This graffiti on grass in this picture got me thinking of Flatland. Couldn’t there could be different realms with that two-dimensional space: the city and the country? What would the countryside look like in Flatland? The grass, in 3-dimensions, is […]