Hugh Lassen

While on the one hand being pleasantly enlightened by this chapter, I was also not so pleasantly baffled. As a short irellevant comment I loved James Billmyer's painting for a few reasons. We notice the multiple layers of depth in the painting as we train our eyes to switch colors. Without singling out a certain color to focus on, we percieve a sort of fair ground affect, imagining the scafold of a huge brightly painted roler coaster. The painting also has a maze-like quality to it, as we move into the page in yellow we find ourseves trapped by a red square. Eventually finding our way around this, we come across a black square, then a blue blob. If we let our eyes get lost in this maze we notice an discomforting, almost alarming, sensation of being trapped. This could well be one of A Squares nightmares as he shifts dimensions

Ahhh, the beauty of numbers, more specifically, the beauty of numbers that form rules. Isn't math gratifying. I suppose it is these numbers that allow beautiful pictures, as in the Providence Art club. This beauty is brought to life with the video which allows one to experience the fluidity of math. This chapter was quite reassuring in that sense. What I found particularily interesting was the idea that problems concerning coordinate geometry can be solved if we move up a dimension.