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An Allegorical Love Note of Geometric Proportions


Came across this sweet little piece on Brain Pickings this morning. The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics  is a 1965 Academy Award winning short film based on the 1963 book of the same name by Norton Juster.  Created by classic animation artist Chuck Jones, and inspired by the Victorian novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, the film tells the story of a lovelorn straight line – an ordinary, dignified and refined fellow – who falls in love with a dot with a penchant for a wild and woolly, directionless squiggle.

The film speaks for itself, but I’ll add – never overlook the remarkable potential of what appears to be ordinary and one dimensional.

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