Produced by: MIT Game Lab, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston, Gerd Kortemeyer, Assoc. Prof of Physics, Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College
Finalist in: Immersive
An intuitive understanding of travel near the speed of light can be difficult to develop. The concepts involved in special relativity seem remote and inaccessible to us in our daily lives. “Einstein’s Playground” is a new show designed specifically for a live, narrated presentation, using the flexibility of interactivity to adjust to the needs for a large audience. Live visuals from our OpenRelativity game engine were projected onto the dome of the Charles Hayden Planetarium to demonstrate Special Relativity.