Friday, January 12, 2007

Welcome to Rob's Tenth Dimension Blog

This week, saw its one millionth unique visitor. What has drawn people to this site? Clearly, the 11 minute animation showing people how to imagine ten dimensions has been the biggest draw... here is a site that with virtually no promotion, has found a worldwide audience. The book that is associated with the website is selling well, first from this site only, and now from and

Book sales are gratifying, but this is not the reason I created this website:

I am interested in the discussion of ideas about the nature of reality. The Forum on this website has been a popular place for people to discuss the huge cloud of ideas that surround that central thought, and I see that a lot of new visitors to the site are just spending their time reading old posts, not bothering to even log in... which is fine, there is a huge amount of discussion that has already taken place and it is good that the ideas that have been posted by this site's forum community can continue to be enjoyed.

Now that I have posted the first six of my twenty-six songs about the nature of reality on the site, I am hoping that visitors will be able to use these songs as another way in to understanding my unique way of imagining the ten dimensions. Please stay tuned, as we are now working on ways for more people to participate in this creative process.

Thank you to the many students, profs, and deep thinkers who have written to me about my "way of imagining", and for those who are new to this site, let me end my first blog entry with a version of my standard disclaimer. Other versions of this disclaimer can be found in the front of the book, the Preamble link from this website, and beside my picture at the top of the tenth dimension forum:

Although I am 100 per cent committed to the ideas I have created for this project, and the way that it uses current mainstream thinking about the nature of our reality as its jumping off point, I feel it is important to note that the "framework for discussion" that I advance on this website and in the book "Imagining the Tenth Dimension" is not what you would currently be taught in a university physics class. Anyone wanting to know more about the currently established thinking behind physics and cosmology should refer to such excellent books as "Programming the Universe" by Seth Lloyd, "Parallel Worlds" by Michio Kaku, "The Fabric of the Cosmos" by Brian Greene, or "Warped Passages" by Lisa Randall. Other books that strongly connect to the ideas around this project are "I Am a Strange Loop" by Douglas Hofstadter, "This is Your Brain on Music" by Daniel J. Levitin, "Linked" by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, "Quantum Enigma" by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner, and "Everything Forever" by Gevin Giorbran.

I invite you to think of this as a creative exploration that for some people will have a strong and thought-provoking connection to their impression of how the world, the universe, and our conscious perception of reality really works. If you go to, you will have an opportunity to discuss and debate the cloud of concepts that surround this project. A list of frequently asked questions about this project can be found at . The FAQ is part of my blog ( ) where you will find new ideas being posted regularly. Plus, we have an interactive chat room featuring video blog entries streaming 24 hours a day which can be viewed at , or if you want to participate in the live discussions go to . There is much to see and do here, please explore and enjoy. And thank you to the millions of fans of this project from around the world!

Enjoy the journey,

Rob Bryanton


Anonymous said...

I've noticed this problem before in describing the 2nd dimension, and what a 2 dimensional person would see if a balloon were expanding and contracting. Wouldn't they simply see a line growing in length and shrinking in length? They would have to be out of their two dimensional plane to see the hole.

Rob Bryanton said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for the question. this is something that has been discussed a number of times on the tenth dimension forum as well. The way that the 'one-eyed Jack" flatlander in the animation is portrayed is the standard way that other books have illustrated this idea, but you are absolutely right. The entire two-dimensional representation in the animation shows what we would see from the third dimension looking down onto the flatlander's two-dimensional plane. Two 'one-eyed Jack' flatlanders looking at each other would not see the distinguishing features that we show in the animation, they would only see the outside leading edge of any object around them. In fact, if you look closely at the eye of the one-eyed Jack shown in the animation, you would have to conclude that all this fellow is going to be able to see is the inside line of his own face!
Quckly showing such a restrictive image to persons not used to thinking dimensionally would, unfortunately, be hard to discuss within a short eleven minute animation with so many ideas left to explore - but if you read the book you will see that I do explain exactly the objection that you raise.

Thanks for writing!

Rob Bryanton

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