Time travel: Time dilation

Buzzo, D. (2014) Time travel: Time dilation. In: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014), British Computer Society, London, UK, 8 - 10 July 2014. London, UK: British Computer Society Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/23300

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In this paper I discuss the theory and actuality of the effects of Time Dilation, as predicted by Einstein’s Special Relativity. Alongside this the research investigates the visible, experiential effects of most personal form of Time Travel from a personal, phenomenological perspective, illustrated through digital media. The body of work, this paper and an accompanying book of modified digital images, recalls the Hafele-Keating experiment of October 1971 and parallels the Quantified Self experiments of diary photography and personal analytics in a holistic, interconnected way. The work tracks 12 months of air travel and illustrates with practical data the physics and mathematics behind the theory and actuality of Time Dilation. The research combines the interdisciplinary worlds of Computer Arts with Data and Scientific Visualisation to create a tangible collision between the visualisation of the personal and illustration of theory. The observations are documented in ethnographic, photo essay illustrations as an investigation into the mathematics and physics of personal and interpersonal time. Using situated imaging presented as a practice-based body of work to communicate the abstract world of very small time periods and the direct relevance of Einstein’s work on the personal and perceptual world we inhabit. Contrasting Newtonian mechanics and Einsteinian space-time the work seeks to illustrate the personal nature of how the reality of time travel influences every aspect of the interpersonal.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:time dilation, time travel, general relativity, special relativity, visual thinking, photography, visualisation, practise based research, art, video art
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:23300
Deposited By: D. Buzzo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2014 09:12
Last Modified:05 Aug 2018 11:20

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