Spatial Curvatures

“Spacetime grips mass, telling it how to move... Mass grips spacetime, telling it how to curve.” – John Archibald Wheeler

Spatial Curvatures captures the powerful and mysterious essence of the universe, depicting the phenomena of gravitational lensing, the spacetime continuum, and the space fabric. The main focus of this piece is the visualization of the warping, bending, and fracturing of light and space fabric caused by gravity. The viewer can see how the fabric of spacetime is affected by the presence of matter and energy, and how this in turn affects the motion of objects within the universe.

In creating this artwork, a particle system was utilized to create the spacetime fabric, and various shaders were used to visualize how gravity can warp, bend, and fracture the fabric and light.

To obtain higher resolution output, you can press the 's' key in live view. Alternatively you can right-click and save the preview image.

Due to differences in how shaders operate in different engines, there may be slight differences between the preview image and the live-rendered output.

Made with p5js and custom glsl shaders.

DistCollective, February 2023






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