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17-27 September 2020

Light, the Universe and Everything – Podcast

  • Climate Change
  • Podcast
  • Sustainability
Mon 21 September, 10:00am 40 minutes

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Artist Paul Evans and physicist Andrew Parnell answer crowd-sourced questions about light, the universe, and what it’s like working together on art-science project.

The Project

These exhilarating virtual artworks take you on a series of fantastic voyages, tracing the journey of light from the sun to various locations in time and space, on Earth.

The Light Journeys are the result of an extraordinary creative collaboration between physicist Dr Andrew Parnell, artist Paul Evans and the team at HumanVR. Through a process of discussion with Andrew, Paul was able to translate some astounding, abstract ideas into narratives. His sketches and storyboards formed the basis of each journey.

As Andrew himself has said, communicating quantum mechanics is notoriously difficult. A rare achievement then, and a chance to understand something that might otherwise have remained beyond our reach.

The exhibition is situated in Futurecade, available to view both online and in person at the Millennium Gallery.