“The Void”: How Dark Matter Reveals a Picture of the Cosmos Distinct from Poetic Language

“The Void”: How Dark Matter Reveals a Picture of the Cosmos Distinct from Poetic Language – Sam Gallen

For his Fusion Project, Sam made an experimental film entitled “The Void.” He wanted to recreate the experience of the Voyager 1, challenge our understanding of dark matter, and think more critically about the relativity of time. There’s a lot to unpack, but Sam intentionally did not approach this film as a documentary or narrative piece. He really wanted to think about what the experience of living in and among these physics’ phenomena might be (Hint: it’s not exactly the cinematic version of space portrayed by Interstellar, Gravity, and Star Trek). Sam wants to thank Professor Mocsy, Audrey Francisco, and the class of Physics Meets the Arts for their support and guidance with respect to this project and throughout the semester!