16 August 2013

Schrödinger's Box

This is interesting. You probably know about Schrödinger's cat - a thought experiment, often described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. The scenario presents a cat that may be both alive and dead, depending on an earlier random event.

The original experiment was, of course, imaginary. However, what director Britt Pitre and director of Photography Justin Dombrowski have done here is to (fictionally) recreate it - with something of a twist. The box in to which this particular cat is placed has one side made of glass, enabling the scientist to observe the cat as the experiment progresses. As you will see, although the box is closed it, the new addition to the scenario succeeds in opening something else – the metaphorical can of worms!