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QUANTUM SANDBOX

Get subatomic in an immersive pixel playground!

This new digital immersion gallery experience is like candy for the brain!  

Immerse yourself in the invisible world of the subatomic – the quantum realm.

Within a gallery filled with floor to ceiling images, the land of parallel universes comes alive. Immerse yourself in a state of flux, a quantum state that has intriguing connections to local Indigenous world views. Quantum Sandbox might just change your view of the world … or at least open things up. And the best part is, there is no test!

The Indigenous ways of knowing expressed within this experience were gifted by Blackfoot community members. Indigenous communities across Turtle Island (North America) and around the world have unique ways of knowing because they are connected to their ancestral lands. There are 45 Indigenous groups in Alberta, over 600 across Canada and more than 70 distinct languages spoken and many other dialects. Note that Indigenous communities pre-date modern geo-political borders.

FAQ

    • How long is the experience?

      This experience is a continuous loop approximately 20 minutes long. It can be entered and exited at any point.

    • How much are tickets?

      Quantum Sandbox is included in general admission to Spark and free for members! General admission provides access to the whole science centre. That includes two stories of exhibit halls, two theatres and live happenings on any given day!

    • Are food and drinks allowed inside Quantum Sandbox?

      Food and drinks are not allowed in this experience. Enjoy delicious goodies in the Spark Eatery on the second floor or Astronaut Ice Cream cafe near the front lobby!

    • Who is this experience suitable for?

      Suitable for people of all ages. Some people may find this experience disorienting.

THE QUANTUM EXPERIENCE

HEISENBERG UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE

Relationships or measurement? Many people have a desire to know by measuring. But what if the simple act of measuring eliminates the possibility of knowing? The universe is in a state of constant motion, so any attempt to stop it and measure, changes what it is that you are trying to “know.”

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YOUNG'S DOUBLE SLIT

Waves and particles - two ways of seeing the same thing. Call it the ultimate subatomic identity crisis – all elementary particles in the universe behave as both waves and particles, depending on how you look at them.

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HIGGS FIELD

The realm of flux and constant transformation. It's an all-pervasive field throughout every region of the universe, or the background on which the Higgs Boson interacts with other particles, which endows them with mass.  

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BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE

The state of subatomic harmony. How many states of matter are there? Think of the three you learned in elementary school – solid, liquid, gas. The next is plasma, which is like a gas but composed of charged particles. The fifth state of matter, Bose-Einstein Condensate, is quite special…

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ABSORPTION & EMISSION SPECTRA

Widening the window of the world. Humans have a limited natural sensory range. Think about the colours we see – the visible light spectrum – like rainbows. We hear in a limited frequency range. Think about your radio dial. There is a range on the dial, but sounds exist outside of that range.

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A space to play with principles of physics

QUANTUM SANDBOX CREDITS

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      Produced by 

      TELUS Spark Science Centre  

      Co-created by  

      Eden Creative Studio and Supply & Demand Studio 

      Science Advisors

      Dr. Leroy Little Bear (Kainai)

      Rob Cardinal (Siksika)

      Executive Producer

      Olivier Goulet 

      Creative Director

      Stefan Miljevic 

      Interactive Designers

      Jérôme Delapierre 

      Raphael Dupont 

      Visual Designers

      Jérôme Delapierre 

      Olivier Goulet 

      Raphael Dupont 

      Etienne Cantin 

      Stefan Miljevic 

      Music Composer

      Maxim Lepage 

      Interactive Sound Effects

      Romain Constant 

      Musicians

      Alex Scalplock (head drummer and cultural teacher) 

      Chief Crowfoot School Little Warriors Drummers (big drum) 

      Hal Eagletail (voice, hand drum, rattle) 

      Cherokee Eagletail (voice) 

      Tristen Eagletail (hand drum, voice) 

      Dallas Arcand Jr. (flute) 

      Scenography

      Supply & Demand 

      Sound Designer

      Robert (Bob) Levac 

      Content Producers

      Christelle Bellini 

      Frédéric Mathieu 

      Etienne Cantin 

      Olivier Goulet 

      Graphic Designer

      Philippe C. Gariépy (Ros-B) 

      Illustrator 

      Martin Pelletier 

      Interactive Programmers and Integration

      Jérôme Delapierre 

      Raphael Dupont 

      Julien Robert 

      Producer

      Tyler Scollon 

      Dominic Lavigne  

      Production Director 

      Alexe Mercille-Gagné   

      Production Coordinator

      Ariane Legault  

      Project Manager

      Mirek Hamet  

      Technical Director and Projection System Designer

      Francis Corbeil 

      Drafters

      33 Degrès 

      Acmé Decors 

      Scenic Project Manager

      Eric Boudreault 

      Technical System Designer and Installation Supervisor

      Robert (Bob) Levac 

      Modular Exhibit System

      Supply & Demand 

      Installation

      Black Cab Productions inc. 

      This show was Inspired by "Cymatic Quantum," 

      an original idea by Romain Constant in collaboration with Raphael Dupont 

      SPECIAL THANKS TO

      Eden Creative Studio 

      Acmé Decors 

      Solotech 

      Panasonic 

      Showtex 

      Augmenta  

      Datrox 

      Bamff 

      Peter D’Amico, engineer, Boxer Productions 

      Dallas Arcand Jr., engineer, Boxer Productions 

      TELUS Spark Project Team

      Kyle Corner 

      Kori Czuy  

      Mary Anne Moser 

      Angela Stinson  

      Roderick Tate 

WHERE SCIENCE & ART COME TOGETHER!

Come play with pixels!

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