Tickets on sale for “Einstein’s Playground,” our demo at the Charles Hayden Planetarium

Produced with the Museum of Science Boston, on February 11, we’ll be projecting live visuals from our OpenRelativity game engine onto the dome of the Charles Hayden Planetarium to demonstrate the theory of Special Relativity! We originally developed OpenRelativity as a toolkit to produce a wide variety of learning experiences, so we jumped at the opportunity to take our work from the desktop monitor to the giant dome down the river.

This show combines the Master’s thesis work of Zachary Sherin ’15 with the teaching skills of Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer from Michigan State University, both of whom worked with us on “A Slower Speed of Light” in 2012. “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.

Tickets are on sale now! Admission: $10 (Feb 11, 7:15pm)

Philip Tan is the creative director for the MIT Game Lab. He teaches CMS.608 Game Design and CMS.611J/6.073J Creating Video Games at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past 6 years, he was the executive director for the US operations of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, a game research initiative. He complements a Master's degree in Comparative Media Studies with work in Boston's School of Museum of Fine Arts, the MIT Media Lab, WMBR 88.1FM and the MIT Assassins' Guild, the latter awarding him the title of "Master Assassin" for his live-action roleplaying game designs. He also founded a DJ crew at MIT.

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