Captain Einstein is a virtual reality (VR) movie that takes you on a boat trip in a world with a slow speed of light. This allows for a direct experience of the theory of special relativity, much in the same spirit as in the Mr. Tompkins adventure by George Gamow (1939). In this paper, we go through the different relativistic effects (e.g., length contraction, time dilation, Doppler shift, light aberration) that show up during the boat trip, and we explain how these effects were implemented in the 360 ° video production process. We also provide exercise questions that can be used-in combination with the VR movie-to gain insight and sharpen the intuition on the basic concepts of special relativity.

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