Schematic Drawings of the Polychora

Taneli Luotoniemi
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 491–494 Short Papers


Regular 4-dimensional polychora are often shown as still images on a planar medium. This paper deals with the possibility of representing the edge-graphs of the polychora with schematic drawings instead of geometrically accurate projections. A set of simple visual principles produces symmetric and visually appealing illustrations of the 5-cell, the hypercube and the 16-cell.