If Choose Your Own Adventure books weren't your go-to in fourth grade there's something seriously wrong with you. But you're going to have another chance to dictate the creative process thanks to a movie that chooses its ending based on sensor data from the audience.
Many Worlds is a 15 minute short film that taps into—or at least attempts to tap into—the collective consciousness of a given audience by monitoring the heart rate, muscle tension, skin conductance and brain activity of four volunteer audience members. The movie then shows one of four endings based on how the crowd is responding.
Many Worlds, which debuts on February 23rd at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival in Plymouth, UK, follows a physics student who traps herself in a "coffin-sized box," aka a coffin, to test the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment. She has a cyanide gas-capsule connected to a Geiger counter in the coffin and everything. Another physics student figures out what she's up to and presumably tries to talk her out of it. Or maybe he gets in the coffin with her. Or maybe he goes to pick up some hot wings because he doesn't really give a crap. You see how this works.