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Exploring other dimensions - Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan


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Imagine a two-dimensional world -- you, your friends, everything is 2D. In his 1884 novella, Edwin Abbott invented this world and called it Flatland. Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan take the premise of Flatland one dimension further, imploring us to consider how we would see dimensions different from our own and why the exploration just may be worth it.

What does the sphere look like when he passes through Flatland from the square’s point of view?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Rosenthal, George Zaidan
  • Animator Cale Oglesby
  • Sound Designer Chris Acker
  • Composer David Housden
  • Narrator George Zaidan

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