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Virtual Dimensions

I popped into the Ashmolean Museum today and visited their recently opened Dimensions exhibition. It isn’t a massive display but had a couple of particular points of interest.

One was the collection of Albrecht Dürer woodcuts, illustrating the depiction of three dimensions in two dimensional form. What a skillful artist and I love the way he included his initials in a little cartouche in each piece, often itself depicted as a three dimensional object.

The other thing that stood out to me was the opportunity to further explore the subject of dimensions using a virtual reality headset, including flying through a menger sponge. The headset became a bit uncomfortable after a while but it did give an opportunity look and ‘interact’ with a four dimensional hypercube. Go at a quiet time and spend a bit of time to explore… in several dimensions.

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