Einstein’s Dreams is a work of fiction by the author Alan Lightman, about the period of time leading up to Albert Einstein’s publication of his theories of special and general relativity. These theories of relativity have incomparably influenced perceptions of space and time, more than a century beyond publication. The author Lightman structured the text into a series of brief chapters, each labeled with a progressing date and exploring a distinct perception of relativity. Initially tasked with translating several chapters’ perceptions into their own three dimensional publication forms, I noticed a theme which runs concurrent through all chapters of the book: perspective. In his chapters, Lightman demonstrates how relative perspective may be applied to our perceptions of time and space in daily life. The challenge, following the realization of this overarching theme was to produce a physical work which forced the reader to both view and confront perspective while consuming the text contents; this prototype was the end product.

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