The Science of Aliens

China, touring exhibit
2012 with ART+COM Studios

Our imagination of Aliens and what they might really look like, is the theme of the exhibition “The Science of Aliens“. The touring exhibition had its premiere at the London Science Museum in October 2005 and has been shown in Science Museums in North America, Europe and Asia since then.

2012 a third instance of the exhibit was created in Chongqing, China. ART+COM acted as a consultant to rebuild and adjust the technical components and the software installation. The Setup was created as a touring exhibition again and tours across China.
ART+COM created an interactive room for the exhibition where visitors can get in direct touch with aliens. The creatures living on the planets, “Aurelia“ and “Blue Moon“, move dynamically through virtual landscapes. They are generated in real time. Visitors interact with the two worlds via a touchsensitive surface of two meters width and about seven meters length, developed by ART+COM. They can not only watch the aliens but also influence the creatures’ behaviour and actions.

Title The Science of Aliens
Client ART+COM Studios
Location China, touring exhibit
Images ART+COM Studios
Assignment & Scope of Work
support during installation on site
remote guidance to build up the construction
consultancy during ordering process
helping to find the right hardware and supplier
detailed design
mechanical contruction of the projection system, projection technology and coverage of projection tables
Reworking Scheme design
The original scheme design from 2005 was updated to current technology and materials wich are easily available within China