The designers of Leviathan will lead you through a tour of their interactive exhibit “Numbers in Nature” at The Museum of Science and Industry. This collaboration through artful film and immersive video content explores the recurrence of patterns and mathematics in our natural world. ‘Math is cool’ again and this hands on learning experience demonstrates how numerical patterns are everywhere we look, even within us.
Starting with a four-minute long, ultra widescreen film that combines HD cinematography with motion graphics and visual effects allows the guests to be introduced to the natural phenomena. Then the viewer is engaged in a series of interactive touchscreen installations expanding on the scientific principles behind pattern found in nature. Built as a mirror maze, guests look through two-way mirrors to see their own physical proportions superimposed with real-time graphic markers to become di Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. Guests only have to focus on their reflections to connect to the concepts as they pose. Other patterns that appear in nature can be explored through virtual 3D spirals and kinect cameras by a wave of the hand.
With this installation Leviathan has helped The Museum of Science and Industry to have an interactive experience that will live and remain technologically relevant for years to come. If you are going on the tour with Leviathan or not during the SEGD conference, this exhibit is worth going out of your way to check out while in Chicago.