Excerpts from an interactive project by The Labyrinth Project (2005)
Writer and Producer: Marsha Kinder
Director: Kristy H.A. Kang
Interface Design: Andreas Kratky
Sound Design: Juri Hwang
"Three Winters in the Sun: Einstein in California", is an interactive installation and DVD-ROM that present a multi perspective portrait of Albert Einstein and emphasize the many contradictions he evokes. It looks at him through six lenses, each focusing on his relations with a different community with which he interacted while a visiting research associate at The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena: his household, science, émigrés, Jews, Hollywood and the FBI (which opened a file that eventually amassed over 1,400 pages on his political activities). Although this portrait focuses on the winters of those three years that Einstein spent at Caltech (1931, 1932 and 1933) , it shows this period was a turning point not only for Einstein and the six communities but also for the broader historical background that exerted such force over their lives.