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He imagined a man building a house that would be an unfolded tesseract, with five cubes arranged in a cross on the main floor, a single cube below, and a tower of two cubes above. At the time he wrote the story, Heinlein and his second wife lived in a house at Lookout Mountain Avenue, in the hills above Hollywood; and the house of Heinlein's fictional architect is said to be at Lookout Mountain, which would be next door to the Heinleins, except that this address doesn't exist -- the house next door is The story begins by zeroing in on the location, first with the statement that Americans are considered crazy around the world "You Yanks "but they tend to blame it on Californiawhile Californians blame it on Los Angeles.
Lookout Mountain Ave is in a side canyon above Laurel. I have found that the web of roads in that area of the Santa Monica Mountains, many of them dirt, made for enjoyable drives, both during the day and at night, with scenic views of the city lights below.
Lookout Mountain Avenue itself eventually led into ways that led down to Sunset Boulevard. Since maps of the area were often incomplete and inaccurate, part of the charm was exploration. The roads and turnouts also attracted others, who might consume intoxicants or engage in sex, the evidence of which was often left on the ground.
The neighbors evidently tired of this, and access began to be restricted by gates, usually just to prevent use of the roads as thoroughfares.
Since the roads, especially the dirt ones, were very narrow, this made it difficult to turn around, which discouraged use of them altogether.
It all seemed like the passing of a pleasant and more innocent time. At the Google Maps streetview screens, it looks like many of these roads are now paved and the gates seem to be gone. Some of the shoulders also seem to have collapsed; and places were people used to turn out and park have now vanished, with fences protecting people from going off the road.
In the story, a minor earthquake causes the tesseract house to collapse into a true tesseract, with only one cube remaining visible on the street, and the other seven cubes presumably falling into the fourth dimension. Inside the house, all the cubes are still accessible, but the windows look out on strange scenes, perhaps on different worlds, or on no world.
As an afterstock from the earthquake begins to shake the house, the architect and his companion leap out of a window, despite their fear that the strange flora they see may not be on Earth.
Actually, the things are simply the eponymous plants, stange enough in their own right, at Joshua Tree National Monument in the California desert.
They return to Los Angeles to discover that the house has disappeared completely. A model or projection of a tesseract can be constructed in a very intuitive way by analogy with the construction of the cube. For a cube, we begin with a square.
A square has four sides. On each side we attach another square. We can do all this on a plane. Given the third dimension, we can then fold up the outside squares until they meet. When they do meet, we discover that they have formed a new square, on a parallel plane to the original square.
This construction can be projected back onto the original plane in an infinite number of ways, depending on how the cube is rotated in 3 dimensional space.
For the tesseract, we begin with the cube.
|Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, and Anna Lubiw||A skeletal polyhedron specifically, a rhombicuboctahedron drawn by Leonardo da Vinci to illustrate a book by Luca Pacioli Convex polyhedra are well-defined, with several equivalent standard definitions. However, the formal mathematical definition of polyhedra that are not required to be convex has been problematic.|
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It has six faces. On each face we attach another cube. Assuming a fourth dimension, the outside cubes can be "rotated" until they meet. In meeting, they will form an eighth cube, in a parallel space to that of the original cube.Paper Models of Polyhedra updated their website address.
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