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To use these programs, download the .zip file and run the .exe file. Please note that 'glut32.dll' and 'fmodex.dll' must be in the same location as the .exe. When the program is running, press '6' on your keyboard. This allows you to use your mouse like a joystick--click the left mouse button and move your mouse in the direction in which you would like to go.

The movie requires Quicktime to play, and the applications are Windows-only.


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Curved Minus 3
The illiMath Collective, 1992-2008
Curved Minus 3 offers the chance to experience a world where the rules of geometry differ from the rules of Euclidean geometry which we experience everyday. This piece is an example of a hyperbolic space tiled by twelve-sided dodecahedra. Here the pentagonal surfaces of the dodecahedra have five 90° angles, animpossibility in the Euclidean world.

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Lissajous
Nicholas Duchnowski, 2007
Lissajous allows the user to customize a visualization of a Lissajous curve in real time. In this application, use the up/down keys on your keyboard to select a variable and the right/left keys to adjust that variable.

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illiSnail
The illiMath Collective, 1992-2008
All the forms in illiSnail are projections of ruled, minimal surfaces in spherically curved space, where the rules of geometry differ from those of our flat, Euclidean space.
illiSnail morphs a Möbius band into such familiar shapes as Steiner crosscap, Roman surface, Clifford torus, Lawson bottle aka Brehm knotbox.

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Dirac Belt Trick
The illiMath Collective, 1993
Dirac Belt Trick explores the rotation of objects connected by a belt or by strings to a fixed background. Such an object plus its connections to the background will be entangled by a 360 degree rotation, yet returned fully to its original configuration after a 720 degree rotation. This combination of topology and geometry has applications to the physics of an electron.

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Etruscan Venus
The illiMath Collective, 1998
Computer animation allows mathematician and artist alike to observe complicated transformations between mathematically and artistically interesting shapes. Here a singular Kleinbottle reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe morphs into the Roman surface, then desingularizes into the Boy surface, then into a nonsingular Kleinbottle, and back to the Venus.

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology