Marshalling creativity and fantasy, an IIT-Kharagpur student has depicted the beauty of the premier institute’s sprawling campus with an animation on the lines of HBO’s hit fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones (GoT) opening song.
Shared by IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti on his Facebook page, the video by student Prateek Srivastava has received over 15,000 views since its upload on July 19. “IIT KGP Students express their creativity and passion for their alma mater. Experience and Relive the joy of learning and becoming,” Chakrabarti said in his social media post.
Identical to the GoT theme, the animation presents a bird’s eye view of the campus, zooming into the location, the Hijli detention camp (a former detention camp during British rule in India) which is acknowledged as the birthplace of the institute in West Midnapore district.
Through vertical and horizontal angles, it shows key structures of the campus mushrooming out from the ground and rearranged like cogs in a wheel.
“This ain’t Westeros or Free Cities. It’s the fabulous IIT Kgp. Believe me it’s worth a while, Watch the campus GoT style,” Srivastava said in the description of the published video.
Just like the astrolabe (an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky) that represents the sun in the GoT theme, the IIT KGp version concludes with a similar depiction with the institute’s crest.
The TV series is based on A Game of Thrones, the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R.R. Martin.
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