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In Einstein’s Dreams (Pantheon, New York, 1993), Alan Lightman has imagined worlds in which people experience time differently from the way we do. Students in our Embracing Einstein's Universe course were asked to use this as their inspiration and describe a world in which space is experienced differently. Each student-author retains all copyright to their work. Please do not reproduce without explicit permission.



They exist in a finite space.


In this world, people live their lives in two dimensions.
In this world what seems far is actually close and what seems close is actually far.
Imagine a world where space does not exist.
A situation of random compression.
Imagine a world where space is disproportional.
Ponder these cubes we are encompassed in.
What surrounds you what makes up everything that you are.

This is a world of fixed distances.
In every one of the living beings, there is an individual zone of perception.
He yells to his friend down the block that he’ll be there by late afternoon and begins driving.

In this world, emotions alter a person's physical appearance.

This is a world in which the space between two objects is filled with visible air molecules.