Philipp Schmitt

Curse of Dimensionality

Website, Variable dimensions

Generated collages of diagrams from research papers that mention terms related to high-dimensional space.

The expression “Curse of Dimensionality” refers to challenges of understanding high-dimensional, mathematical spaces beyond the three dimensions humans are accustomed to. Working in this space — of which all images can only be partial projections — requires of the scientist an intuition for the unimaginable.


Commissioned by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) for the 2021 'Unfolding Intelligence' symposium.