There’s an theory in quantum mechanics called Many Worlds. It implies that all possible alternate histories and futures are real, each representing an actual “world” (or “universe”). The concept is fascinating and very interesting to pursue, given the prompt of dimensionalized time. Meanwhile, I wanted to express it in something tangible, and spatially explorable.
I then decided to make a paper tree expanding on a plane, with the story of a dot having different experiences in different universes. The story being abstract came very naturally to my mind, as this is such a philosophical concept about universe and time, it should be as generic as it can be. Abstract shapes are aesthetically simple, and also allow for larger space for interpretation.
As I brainstormed ideas for the stories, I found myself imposing connotations on them. The dot is like one of us, who meets different kind of people, the dot can be influenced by them or influence them. He also gets into different situations, and his different reactions will lead him into different worlds.
The final stories are: