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Brief Published: 28 Jul 2011

The Quantum Parallelograph


The Quantum Parallelograph is a public engagement project examining the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes.

Created by Dundee University product design graduate Patrick Stevenson-Keating, the device simulates the experience of being able to glimpse a user’s ‘parallel life’ by using online sources to create a short statement about their ‘simultaneous’ life in a parallel world. Stevenson-Keating likens the statements to the blurb of a good book: “Often slightly ambiguous but always intriguing, almost demanding further thought. These glimpses only reveal a small portion of the larger narrative in these parallel lives, but be warned, some of your lives may be more disturbing than you would hope.”

Stevenson-Keating’s project was inspired by the work of pioneering scientists Professor David Deutsch and Professor Hugh Everett – who argue for infinite copies of ourselves existing within multiple universes.

Patrick Stevenson-Keating