Friday, October 26, 2007

String Theory

Discover recently ran a competition asking for videos explaining string theory in two minutes or less. This is the winning video:

The idea was clearly to use a viral video format to explain a complex concept (and promote Discover). And the winner is creditable, but it made me wonder - why two minutes? Why not two seconds? If you're going to simplify science for Joe Public, go for it! I haven't got around to making my String Theory in Two Seconds or Less video yet, but I have written the storyboard. Here it is:
Shot 1: [Vibrating string]: Everything is made of tiny vibrating strings.
The End

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! Only one with a very sound knowledge in the field could summarize so succinctly and elegantly.