Podcaster: Pamela Quevillon
Title: Space Stories presents Edwin A. Abbott’s “Flatland”
Organization: Speak Easy Narration
Description: The second space stories is an excerpt from Edwin A. Abbott’s 1884 classic “Flatland : A Romance of Many Dimensions”. The author challenges us to imagine what life would be like in a world with only 2 spatial dimensions. This helps us understand what our 3D world might look like to beings who inhabit 4 or more spatial dimensions. The book was not very successful when it was published, but was rediscovered in 1920 after Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity was published, 6 years before Abbott’s death.
In 2007, Flatland has been adopted as animation movie directed by Dano Johnson & Jeffrey Travis.
Bio: Pamela Quevillon is a voice actress who most often lends her voice to science and science fiction content. You can find her work on the “Escape Pod” and “365 Days of Astronomy”, as well as on her site
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