The space curvature


Within a space of limited size - a museum, an art gallery, it is customary to stand straight, to look straight ahead and to move in a straight line - precisely where our gaze is fixed. Increase the surface area of the space in which you evolve - dive in the heart of nature for example, and you will measure the constant adaptation that the curvature of space imposes on our body, on our mind as well : beachfront, looking straight ahead amounts to gaze the sky, to probe the void in some sort; in mountain areas, remaining constantly right sometimes requires a real balancing act; in all cases, moving in a straight line supposes to marry the local curvature of space, that is, to follow arcs of circles. This size increase is accompanied by the loss of our usual, societal markers. For this reason, men have divided the world into plots whose contours and curvature define the main axis of plowing, sowing and harvesting - i.e., a set of meridians always parallel ...


The space curvature

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Keywords : the local space curvature, dividing the world into plots, meridians and parallels, Lauragais, Tarn