The Shape of Space


The Shape of Space


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Jeff Weeks
Tamara Munzner
Delle Maxwell

Through computer animations and fly-throughs, The Shape of Space explores the possible shapes of our universe. It suggests the possibility of a finite but boundless shape for our space. Using objects such as spheres, cylinders, and Möbius strips as possible shapes for a two-dimensional universe, The Shape of Space investigates corresponding three-dimensional shapes, and encourages the viewer to imagine how our universe could be formed by one of these.

Produced by The Geometry Center in 1995, directed by Delle Maxwell and Tamara Munzner. The film is a companion to the book The Shape of Space: How to Visualize Surfaces and Three-Dimensional Manifolds by Jeff Weeks.


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