SOCRATES: Good; and is not a space of
eight feet twice the size of this, and half the size of the other?
Over the long haul, if the human species is to grow and expand, it can't ignore the energy, resources and space of
the rest of the solar system; and, indeed, the rest of the universe is too vast to ignore, as Koustantin Tsiolkovsky well knew.
Ultimately, the success of the detective in a locked-room mystery is predicated on his ability to reestablish spatial parameters that adhere to the tenets of Western science; that is, by the close of the story the irrational space of the ruptured environment must appear rational once again.
The Atonist vision of Western space is synonymous with what Deleuze and Guattari term a "striated space," or the space of State science, which they suggest is both "limited and limiting" (382).
As Deleuze and Guattari's comments would suggests, Jes Grew's transgression of t he clearly demarcated space of the State is met with swift and militant efforts to reproduce a more limited space that would restrict future flows.
In retaliation, the Mu'tafikah are, as McGee puts if, attempting "to extract the art of the third world from the space of the norm and return it to the realm of the incommensurable" (97), to the smooth, undefined, de-historicized space of the nomad.
Obviously, the access the loas have to this world as well as the access that human beings have to the loas constitutes a breach in the striated space of Atonism.
This sequence occurs in time as well as in space, from the time of everyday activities to the time of festivities, when through an act of purification, life energy is restored for the working days ahead and the space of
the village is unified, so that it can again work in its individual parts.
If urban open spaces can draw people back to the city, much as the open space of
the suburbs lured them 30 years ago, then open space everywhere will fare better.
For instance, it takes three coordinates, representing longitude, latitude and altitude, to specify the location in three-dimensional space of an airplane above the earth's surface.
Nevertheless, one might expect a universe like the one Tully sees -- becoming increasingly convoluted and contorted as more distant regions are explored -- if it were embedded in an exotic four-dimensional space rather than a space of the conventional Euclidean variety.
4 October 1957 -- Date of the launch into outer space of
the first human-made Earth satellite, SPUTNIK I, thus opening the way for space exploration;