Short paper presented at the 2011 Bridges Art and Mathematics Conference in Coimbra, Portugal.
The innate and powerful ability of the human mind to create narratives from a given situation is an effective means of transmitting information in a full context. The project described here, “20 Seconds into the Future,” presents the office of H. Kadigan, itinerant mathematician, along with all the surrounding of his personality. Visitors investigate the contents of the room, the books and papers, letters and photos, building up a complete view of his world and his work within mathematics and its applications.
This paper is part of the PARN project (Physical and
Alternate Reality Narratives) which designs, develops, creates, exhibits
and analyses contemporary forms for storytelling in a pan-European
context. PARN is made possible with
the support of the Culture programme of the European Union, the
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture,
Kulturland Oberösterreich and the City of Linz.
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Tim Boykett, Tina Auer, Andreas Mayrhofer