Everything everywhere all at once

Arena Theater Point Arena, CA


Dr. Art Sussman

Retired Scientist; Board Member, Arena Theater Association

Everything Everywhere All At Once— Is the multiverse just poetry?

Scientists argue whether the multiverse concept is a legitimate science concept or an idea that cannot be proved or falsified. Dr. Art suggests that its greatest potential validity involves helping us understand how and why we find ourselves in a universe that appears amazingly conducive to life as we know it.

Dr. Art charts the exponentially expanding path from our normal experience of our local geographic place to planet Earth to the solar system to the Milky Way Galaxy to the universe and perhaps beyond. The spatial extent and astronomical time of the observable universe is far greater than any of us can truly absorb or imagine. We can say the appropriate words "light years" or "expanding space time" and know what they literally mean, but that knowledge masks a great ignorance that requires a humbly astounded majestic overawed silence.

Presented as part of the 2023 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Arena Theater Point Arena, CA

Film Synopsis

When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure. An aging Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

    Photo credit: A24 Films

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Art Sussman is a science generalist who transformed his career from basic science research to assisting precollege formal education systems and informal science centers in how they teach and explain major science and environmental concepts. He pursued this path for a multitude of reasons, including his greater interest in exploring the biggest ideas in science across many fields rather than obsessively focusing on specific research questions.