NYC creative studio Design I/O has developed and installed Connected Worlds, a large-scale, interactive eco-system, in the New York Hall of Science.The immersive installation features 3,000-square feet interactive floor and 45-feet high digital waterfall, with six interactive eco-systems projected onto the floors and walls. Visitors can interact with the digital projections using physical objects, which have a direct effect on the virtual space.
"Physical logs can be placed across digital rivers that flow across the floor of the museum, diverting water to other eco-systems in the building, while seeds can be sown in digital soil. As visitors continue to influence the environment, it begins to bloom and attract new life forms. Visitors are also encouraged to make difficult trade-offs, such as deciding how to direct limited amounts of water across the entire eco-system to maximise impact." (LS:N Global)
The aim of Connected Worlds is to encourage younger demographics to adopt a holistic approach to sustainability, learning about how a seemingly small action in one environment can have a global impact.
Images credits: Design I/O