金鱼缸中之脑 - 海报设计Brain in a fishbowl - poster
The goldfish is seeing a version of reality that is different from ours, but can we be sure it is any less real? For all we know, we, too, may spend our entire lives staring out at the world through a distorting lens. -Stephen Hawking
This project is inspired by the "goldfish bowl effect" in the book "The Grand Design" written by Stephen Hawking. What he mentioned in his book is if the world seen by a goldfish is refracted and unreal, then the world seen by the human eye may also be unreal. He has raised three questions in his book “The Grand Design”. To more specific, I combined his idea with my understanding to complete a set of visual document and finally came out as posters with three related topics to respond his questions:
Question1: What is the origin of the laws?
Answer1: The distorted world that the goldfish sees is their source, their view of the world.
Topic of poster1: The distorted reality of goldfish
Q2: Are there any exceptions in the laws, i.e., miracles?
A2: The laws of human world to the goldfish is the exception, of course, the laws of the human world are often overturned by themselves, such as geocentrism, the ground is flat and so on. Not only for humans to refresh their internal consciousness, but it could also be impacted by higher-dimensional species(like goldfish to human), which can be understood as a "miracle".
T2: Is it possible that the human world is also a fishbowl？
Q3: Is there only one set of possible laws?
A3: I prefer to agree that there is more than one set of rules for in the world, for example, the world views of different species or that from dimensions might not be the same, so this poster combines two established rules for the world view(goldfish and human).
T3: A world of multiverses.