Albert Einstein's Concepts :
An example of his influence on the photographs of Rick Doble




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Drawing of Spacetime Cube

Spacetime Cube From My Notebook At Age 13
Photograph Over Time That Shows How Spacetime Photography Works

A Photo Of A Cab Moving Away In Traffic:
Photograph Over Time That Shows How
Spacetime Photography Works
When I was thirteen I was interested in the ideas of Einstein. I read Gamow's book 1,2,3 Infinity and tried to absorb the concept of time being another dimension. I copied these pictures from that book into a notebook (see my drawing that I made at age 13 above) in an effort to grasp the ideas better. In Gamow's explanation (as I remember) the first picture (far left) is a three dimensional wire cube projected onto a two dimensional surface. The middle cube (a super cube I believe he called it) is a projection of a four dimensional wire cube with time as the fourth dimension, projected onto a two dimensional surface. The inner smaller cube is the cube at a beginning point in time and the outer larger cube is the cube at an end point in time. The lines connecting the two are time. And now oddly, this idea is central to my experimental digital photography -- when I take pictures over several seconds, I am now taking a spacetime photograph, a picture of a person or object over time. And these photographs contain this spacetime concept that I studied over 50 years ago.



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