Sometimes, four dimensions just aren’t enough

Vampires of Vienna

I saw this marquee in Vienna’s Prater amusement park last weekend and was amazed at the promise of a “5D” experience. Conventionally nowadays, three dimensions means stereoscopic vision while the fourth “dimension” is practical effects like shaking chairs and water attacks. Apparently, the fifth dimension here denotes smell-o-vision. Oh brave new world that has such people in it.

The nerd in me can never stop imagining a film made in five actual mathematical dimensions – impossible of course, but exciting: “Come closer everyone, and see the amazing orthogonality that couldn’t be represented – until now!”

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