The Menger Sponge literally straddles the line between different…

A particular fractal, called Menger's Sponge, is all about surface appearances. It's a purely theoretical shape that has infinite surface area and no volume whatsoever. And because of that, it doesn't occupy three dimensions. Or two. It manages to exist in fractional dimensions. » 8/05/11 7:00am 8/05/11 7:00am

The Many Dimensions of the Tesseract

It goes by many names: the hypercube, the 8-cell, or the octochoron. It is represented by many shapes; a small cube inside a larger cube, two cubes connected by a bridge, a cube with slightly skewed angles. All the tesseract's names and shapes are attempts to visualize what we can never understand. What does the… » 7/21/11 3:22pm 7/21/11 3:22pm

Neil Gaiman's Dimension-Hopping Freaky Tot

There's a sneak peek of the stop-motion animated movie of Neil Gaiman's cute-goth comic Coraline out today, and it's delightfully freaky. Title character Coraline explores her new home and finds a portal that leads into another dimension, with bizarro versions of her mom and dad inside. Of course, she has to battle… » 12/24/07 8:00am 12/24/07 8:00am