Zeno's Books

Zeno's Books

This artwork is composed of white leather-bound books inserted among the mathematics collection. Zeno of Elea, in the 6th century BC, argued that motion was impossible. His reasoning was that since the space between any two points can be infinitely subdivided (halved, then halved again, then halved again...), no moving object could ever reach its goal. This series of leather books, shrinking progressively, manifests Zeno's mathematical construction.

Location: Eighth Floor, near near restrooms