Relativity in the round

Greenwich planetarium

Greenwich planetarium

Dome test crit

Dome test crit 11 Dec 2014

Exploded Screen students created moving imagery piece for the Peter Harrison Planetarium at Greenwich Observatory, communicating scientific concepts related to light, time and relativity. This included workshops on producing full-dome content led by @RCAIED PhD student Michaela French. She then created a small portable dome and we borrowed a hemispherical projector to test the work.

Student ideas encompassed for example Lewis Carroll, CS Lewis, MC Escher, Magritte, and the opening of Fellini’s 8 1/2. Noting the chronological overlaps between relativity and surrealism, Nicky Hamlyn recommended the circle films of Marcel Duchamp. He also mentioned the HG Wells story ‘The New Accelerator.’