Disappearing species is an interactive art installation created to educate the public and call for action to the plight of 16 endangered species on the verge of becoming extinct.
This interactive piece is crafted to entice curiosity from the visitors to the space. As guests approach our 270 degree projected installation, the atoms attract together into the form of the animals & presents them with current data related to their numbers. Based on real time data which is linked to the actual number left in the wild, the more endangered a species is, the less atoms are available to display its form.
Utilizing an array of video projectors, the guests are immersed in a seamless 270 degree display.
Motion sensors in the ceiling detect the audience presence & trigger the interactive visuals. A galaxy of particles comes together to form each of the animals as the visitors approach the wall.
The longer an audience member remains in front of the piece, the more information will be displayed, allowing them to learn more about each animal: The role they play, the threats they face & most importantly what action can be taken.
We hope to create a deep connection between the animals and the audience, establishing awareness with the aim to inspire change.
Each visit will generate new content, enticing the visitor to explore more.
* App-free augmented reality cards with animations and information to help people understand what they can do.
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