Chian and I chatted about different ideas to bring elements into a story. We were both inspired by a book called Einstein’s Dream, which is a fictional collage of stories about time, relativity and physics, so we decided to create a story based on the similar concept of the book. Here are a couple of ideas I feel worth pursuing.
Idea One — Multiple Intersecting Universes
While setting up a scene with a panorama image in three.js, we think we might as well create multiple layers to represent multiple universes within each other. The layers have different levels of transparency or cutout holes, so you will be able to see through these layers and observe what’s happening when they move. This reminds me of Takahiro Kurashima’s Poemotion, which is an interactive book using moire effect, an optical illusion, to make graphic patterns vibrating.
Idea Two — One Universe at Different Times
Conversely, if the universe is sitting still and the moment of past, current and future can all be seen in one space, how can we represent it visually? Chian and I think about capturing the motion of sneezing, a fascinating and unstoppable process which involves with a lot of split-second events, and then lay out the motion frame by frame as a scene. Next, we want to 3D scan ourselves, and put the 3D model in the center. It’s like creating a star system which has planets revolving around a sun. We quickly built it in three.js, and here’s how it looked like: “http://sayhellotoalan.co/others/osc/elements/”.