Visualization of 3D Manifolds

 

"Alice on the Eightfold Way: Exploring Curved Spaces in an Enclosed Virtual Reality Theatre"

 

Thurston has created a list of eight "nice" geometries that seem likely to be the building blocks of all three dimensional manifolds. One of these is familiar to us as the Euclidean geometry of our everyday lives, but the others
have nothing to do with our normal perception. This project attempts to simulate, in our fully-enclosed virtual environment, the other seven geometries.