Glome Wiki

This is a wiki for study of and speculation about higher and lower geometric dimensions. Topics welcome here include the fourth dimension, Flatland, the Planiverse, the work of H.S.M. Coxeter, C.H. Hinton, Rudy Rucker, and so on.

What is a glome?

"Glome" is the word for a four-dimensional hypersphere. It comes from the Latin glomus, which means "ball". It seems to have been coined by the hyperspatial geometer George Olshevsky, and is gaining almost as much currency as tesseract. One reason we used it is that it's reminiscent of Lewis Carroll; another is that it's hard to find a name for a wiki on this topic. "4D Wiki" is taken. "Hyperspace Wiki" is taken. "Dimensions Wiki" is taken, and so on. None of them have anything to do with what we're interested in, of course...

The present logo for this wiki represents a slice of a glome passing through the third dimension, or as you Terrans would call it, a sphere. Feel free to propose a better one.


Getting started

Feel free to add your own content to this wiki. Anything related to dimensionality is fair game. Here are some pages to help you get started.

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