Warning: the first picture of me on this blog will be forthcoming. Hide the children!
Hypercubes and multi-dimensional mathematics have always fascinated me, always will. I think it was in the 8th grade when at the local library I ran into "networks", which begins with The Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem, the solution of which after much sweating: build two more bridges. That then led me into topology, and the unification of doughnuts and coffee cups (which I'd thought trivial). Topology provides us a way to deal with multdimensionality, and from there the world is your oyster. Ted Kaluza, Oskar Klein, Superstrings Theory, AdS/CFT correspondence, and beyond.
Yes, I've read a lot of Rudy Rucker, C.F. Hinton, and Abbott's "Flatland." Those are nice places to start.
In any event, I had to run my daughter into NYC last Tuesday for an art project at "The Met", that is to say "The Metropolitan Museum of Art."
Imagine my pleasant surprise when I ran into the actual painting of Salvador Dali, whose work I've always enjoyed, notably his hyper-cubic "Crucifixion", with his wife Gala in the foreground:
Here's a fun version of the same painting:
And finally, the actual painting, with what appears to to be a friend of "The Men in Black" standing aside it: