Flatland, The Movie

Through The Alcade, I came to know about this short film made by University of Texas at Austin alumni. It is based on a very nice book by Abbott – which is over a 100 years old and serves as inspiration for more recent books such as Weeks’ Shape of Space (mentioned in an earlier post). I wonder what it must have been like for the readers when the book was first released – this was well before things like relativity and 11-dimensional universes had entered cocktail party conversations (at least, in the geeky circles). For precisely this reason – that these experiences inform people about the process of broadening one’s horizons and developing some creative muscle – I hope that this movie succeeds. Currently, it is targeted directly at school students in the US.

Enough said, here is the trailer:


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