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a bit of background

What if scientists attached to Geneva’s Large Hadron Collider had discovered an inter-dimensional rift to a series of parallel universes that look, smell and even feature many of the same players we’re familiar with, but have each approached climate change differently... Would you want to take a look?

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he Parallel Effect story begins about a year ago in a top-secret facility attached to CERN in Switzerland. It was there that the first Everett-Einstein-Rosen bridge, or “wormhole,” to another universe, was created. The founders of The Parallel Effect were researchers there at the time, and immediately saw the wondrous potential of an open source version of this technology. People from all walks of life have always dreamed of better worlds – what if they could now actually visit them?


The nation-state backers of the CERN wormhole project also understood this radically subversive dimension of multi-dimensional travel, and predictably decided to keep it hidden from the general public for as long as humanly possible. So, in a renegade move, the founders left the project and took enough unpatented prototypes with them to create an EER bridge builder. One that is stable and portable enough to be deployed in “the real world.”


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When COVID-19 struck, we were in the final stages of preparing for a public launch of our first iteration of this interdimensional generator at a contemporary arts festival in Melbourne, Australia. For now, due to social distancing requirements, this is on hold but please rest assured we are committed to doing so as soon as it is safe.

In the interim, while we may not be able to physically guide you through a vortex to parallel dimensions, we are excited to share some of our resources here online and welcome you to explore them at your leisure!

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The Parallel Effect was conceived and developed on the unceded land of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to Indigenous elders of the past, those who live among us and those who are emerging.


The Parallel Effect is generously supported by Next Wave, The Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation, Punctum, Darebin Arts Speakeasy, Origami Flight and the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.


The Vigil for the Smooth Handfish will take place on Sunday, 28th November, 2021 as part of Lost Species Day. Please register here.

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