Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Frosted Universe. With Sprinkles.

This is art. It is also an attempt at a three-dimensional portrait of our expanding four dimensional universe.
Yes, my friends, the universe itself may very well be donut-shaped. But wait, you say, what is that tiny hole in the side of the torus shape?In the close-up you can see a sort of wine glass shape. That's us. More specifically, the "tiny area depicts the known universe, showing a timeline of its entire life, from the Big Bang starting at the glass's stem, expanding to where we live today."
As Douglas Adams said, the universe is big, really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is.

And, it appears, it may also be quite tasty.


  1. So you're saying we live on a donut in a wineglass?

  2. WHAT COULD BE BETTER?!? If that idea doesn't make life worth living, I don't know what does!

  3. You know Neil, I didn't know this was on your blog but I guessed if it were anywhere it'd be here.