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One of the talks I’m analysing uses development in time to talk about a 4-dimensional object in an intuitive way.

“So how am i gonna show you an example that’s happening in four dimensions? […] We can think of the i direction as time, so each time we see a slice that is a copy of s 3, and that’s something that we can ‘see’. […] So I’m gonna draw the knot that we see at each time slice, and I’m also gonna draw the surface sweeping out in s 3 across 1.”

You can see it in the gif at the top.

So, I’ve been playing with that thought, using iterations to think about something developing in time. But the process of drawing kind of gets in the way here.

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