*To*: soft_skinned_space <empyre@lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>*Subject*: RE: [-empyre-] multi-perspectival / cultural hegemony of space*From*: Adam Nash <adam@yamanakanash.net>*Date*: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 12:10:39 +1000*Delivered-to*: empyre@bebop.cofa.unsw.edu.au*In-reply-to*: <NFBBJIJOOLLMOMMACKAFAEPOFDAA.jim@vispo.com>*References*: <3EE0D6D1.863BC6C5@echonyc.com>*Reply-to*: soft_skinned_space <empyre@lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>

the geometry of the universe in some cosmologies is supposed to be non-euclidean. in the big

bang theory, there's an origin point to the universe, the beginning of time, and the universe is

supposed to be an expanding four-dimensional sphere.

I thought scientists generally accepted there are 9 dimensions? I'm asking, not stating. Also, based on my very rudimentary understanding of a single article in Scientific American, don't quantum physicists now talk about 'our' big bang, rather than 'the' big bang because they have accepted that there are an infinite number of parallel universes? I imagine that there are a lot of possibilities in infinity...

PS: Here is a fascinating 'space' by France's Frédéric Durieu:

http://www.lecielestbleu.com/media/oeilcomplexframe.htm . The nature of this space is discussed

in http://turbulence.org/curators/Paris/durieuenglish.htm . To make a long story short, this

piece by Durieu called "Oeil Complex" is using a mapping of 1/(a+bi), ie, is using imaginary

numbers.

Lovely piece, I'm really looking forward to checking out the rest of his work.

John wrote: > its use, by its mathematical nature, is > restricted to a euclidean spatial representation regardless how much one > tries to confound that space

John wrote: > humans have a much harder time "believing" in a space > that does not equate to the one we walk around in every day

Adam

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