Blog of the Week: Antagonists, Mirrors and the Space Between

Originally posted by Victoria Stanham on June 29, 2013 (Part 1) and July 4, 2013 (Part 2) at

Let us start today with a little demonstration.

Imagine you are holding the end of a piece of elastic between the index and thumb of your right hand (or better still, go get a little piece of elastic, rubber band, or other stretchy material and actually do the experiment).

Now move the hand that is holding the elastic left, right, up, down, in circles, watching the elastic wave and flap about as you do so.

Now grab the other end of the elastic between the index and thumb of your left hand, or place it under a weight so that it is fixed, stretch the elastic until you feel some resistance from it, and repeat the hand motions of your right hand.

Continue reading Part 1 of the blog post here.

Read Part 2 here.

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