Now open through January 17, 2016, The Worlds of M. C. Escher features all of the artist's most famous works, including Relativity, that staircase conundrum viewers have been trying to wrap their minds around since its appearance in 1953. Circa contacted two fans of the print—professor of physics at North Carolina State University Karen Daniels and Chicago-based game designer William Chyr—to ask them what the work means to them and its implications for thinking about the laws of physics, game design, and how artists help us visualize impossible worlds.
Chyr's Manifold Garden, inspired by M. C. Escher's Relativity, is set to be released in 2016 for PC and PlayStation 4.
Karen Kelly is senior editor at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
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