Library of Babel and Interstellar

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The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries….From any hexagon one can see the floors below-one after the other, endlessly.(Borges, 1941, p.112)

In the movie Interstellar (2014), directed by Christopher Nolan, there is a scene present towards the ending that depicts the universe and all within it (at least in the 5th dimension), as a library. This too is an endless library with floors upon floors of books. The protagonist eventually finds his house amongst all the various shelves and somehow through space and time, sends a message to his younger self and daughter just in time.

I chose this specific example as I feel it was quite a coincidence that I have actually seen an “endless” library, even though it was in a movie.

The interstellar library, a tesseract in the 5th dimension. The interstellar library, a tesseract in the 5th dimension.

Works cited:

Borges, J., & Hurley…

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