NY Hall of Science
Finalist in Interactive
Connected Worlds, a 2,500 sq. ft. interactive, museum experience, engages visitors in systems thinking and environmental sustainability. They are immersed in a fanciful universe where they can affect the health and balance of six distinct, interconnected habitats. By exploring these dynamic, connected ecosystems, visitors develop collaborative strategies for managing the main finite resource: water. The simulation provides an experience in which visitors encounter issues broadly considered “systems thinking”: questions of sustainability, balance and feedback loops. Visitors plant seeds, manage water systems and cultivate habitats using IR and gesture-based technologies. Experiences can be varied in complexity by changing the system dynamics.