Abstract / Synopsis
The infinite shoreline of Lake Superior is embedded in the mathematical imagination, the memory of its stony beaches, and in the unifying consciousness that holds them all, just as the lake itself lies cradled in the land. The narrator of these paradoxes finds the lake, its border, and the calculi strewn along its shore a place a space between worlds where we rediscover that we can’t measure what we can’t locate, and can’t locate what we can’t measure, even the versions of ourselves.
Culik, N. E. "How to Measure a Coastline," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 2 (July 2020), pages 567-568. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202002.33 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol10/iss2/33