Alternative Realities in Interstellar Storytelling: Viewer Cognitive Reading and Screen Depiction

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 777)


How do we accept or reject, in our and other alternate worlds, events and features as realities? We have memories, concepts, identity, experiences and collective imaginary, building in us an inner world. We have a self-consciousness that is unique, an “intuitive” sense of what is true or not, reality and fiction, understandable or unreadable before our eyes.

In films, viewer is immersed in plot, storytelling, characters inner life and fictional world where they live. They tell us time and space in an enormous range of concepts and realities about alternative universes and their borders.

We have been considering three major Foundations families sources, in which our concepts and notions are rooted, that we use to enable our capacity of discernment: Mind/Dream, Scientific/Knowledge and Metaphysical based concepts types. We have chosen relevant scenes in the film “Interstellar” [1] related with the subjects in this study.


Interstellar Foundations vertexes Ergonomic cognition Boundaries overlap Alternate universes Storytelling and depiction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIAUD/Lisbon School of Architectura - Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Lisbon School of Architectura - Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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