Abstract / Synopsis
“The Topology of Absence” literalizes triangulations, hyperbeloids, and the concept of the limit in the story of “locating” a lost mother. This story, like “The Physicist’s Basement” in the July 2014 issue, is part of a series that worries about competing notions of mathematics, i.e., mathematics as some sort of disembodied configuration or as emergent in the material reality of human life.
Culik, N. E. "The Topology of Absence," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 5 Issue 2 (July 2015), pages 175-184. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201502.22 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol5/iss2/22