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December 2017 ISSUE

Darkness, Our Mother

I’m one of my mother’s kind. Numbers speak to us in whispers and screams. We weave the world in complex mathematics and the world weaves us back, keeping our sky above and our earth below, keeping our organs inside our bodies, keeping us here, keeping us together.
The yarn of quaternions and octonions unravels; it makes [...]