NEW MEXICO BRANE COSMOLOGY


Interactive Installation: Steel Sculpture, Video Projection, Ambient Sound/Speakers, Arduino, Electronics, LEDs. 2013.

New Mexico Brane Cosmology is based on a version of string theory called  "braneworld cosmology," a theory of the structure on the universe,

Video footage includes time-lapse photography of southwestern New Mexico landscapes. Ambient sound  was created from sound footage from the New Mexican desert and then processed using Audacity software.

This project was partially funded by a Research and Development grant from Western New Mexico University.

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse
By Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
December 7, 2012

"... Another idea that arises from string theory is the notion of 'braneworlds' — parallel universes that hover just out of reach of our own, proposed by Princeton University's Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada. The idea comes from the possibility of many more dimensions to our world than the three of space and one of time that we know. In addition to our own three-dimensional 'brane' of space, other three-dimensional branes may float in a higher-dimensional space... A further wrinkle on this theory suggests these brane universes aren't always parallel and out of reach. Sometimes, they might slam into each other, causing repeated Big Bangs that reset the universes over and over again."