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diana_coman: mircea_popescu:
mircea_popescu: works!
diana_coman: in other unexpecteds, apparently I'm falling in love with Grassmann algebra; and ofc none of all the "graphics" courses ever as much as mentioned it, idiots.
mircea_popescu: ha!
mircea_popescu: but yes, a large part [of this rally] is precisely that given the shocking narrowness of domain, "peculiar notation" such as a particular representation aka algebra may even be ~reuired~ to even start making sense
mircea_popescu: in any case exterior algebra a fine candidate for looking at
mircea_popescu: hard to avoid the fact that pretty much everything carring a premium in computer graphics is in fact most directly accessible via diff geometry, if regarded as differential forms.
mircea_popescu: those "things you wish to see", whatever common name they carry, "the coolness of that swaying braid"
diana_coman: it gives one not only neat ways to go up the number of dimensions but also back down; you get to define "geometry" and *also* the absence of geometry, it's beautiful.
diana_coman: not that I expect it's in much use though, lol.
mircea_popescu: it's not directly evident to me why it can't be.
diana_coman: it's not that it can not; it's just that it isn't; and the guy's work was apparently ignored during his lifetime too, for added wtf.
mircea_popescu: he was actually a very interesting character
mircea_popescu: i know of him because he's taught as a linguist of all things. ye 1800s german folklore-language school
diana_coman: ha! I had no idea.
diana_coman: now ofc I'll still have to get back to the practical and investigate all those blender shmlenders.
mircea_popescu: yeah.

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