Edinburgh Science Festival: The Mirror Trap

General event

Edinburgh Science Festival: The Mirror Trap

  • Event time: 7:30pm until 8:15pm
  • Event date: 30th June 2021
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Online

Event details

Paul Gato has been through a lot. He has been signed off from the university again. His colleagues say he has not been himself. He has been sending them e-mails filled with ramblings and Feynman diagrams. He said, “There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors.” Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment? 

The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum physics. 

After the show, its creator, Simon Watt, will be joined by physicist Jennifer Smillie and psychologist Kate Storrs to discuss what you have experienced. 

All ticket holders will be contacted prior to the event with details of how to access the Zoom link and instructions on how to take part. 

To get the most out of this event it is recommended that you have a whiteboard marker, headphones and a mirror, large enough to see your whole face. 

Content Warning: The show features loss, car accidents, suicide and uses psychological illusions that could prompt disturbing visions. 

Ages 14+

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