Future World Review.


Future World at the Art Science Museum, is the newest permanent exhibition available there. Covering an area of 1500sqft, Future World consists of 15 different exhibitions. The exhibits are so interactive that to me it is more of a playground than an exhibition.


 There are 15 exhibits within Future World. These are categorized into 4 different themes.


Exhibits by Theme

  • Nature
    1. Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year per Year | Ever Blossoming Life II – A Whole Year per Year; Dark | Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders

    2. 100 Years Sea Animation Diorama

  • Town
    1. Sketch Town | Sketch Town Paper Craft

    2. Connecting! Train Block

    3. Media Block Chair

    4. A Table Where Little People Live

  • Park
    1. Universe of Water Particles

    2. Create! Hopscotch for Geniuses

    3. Light Ball Orchestra

    4. Sketch Aquarium

    5. Story of the Time When Gods Were Everywhere

  • Space
    1. Crystal Universe

My Thoughts

Although the entire exhibition was very entertaining, I do have my favorites.


Story of the Time When Gods Were Everywhere

This is a digital projection where participants take on the role of “God”. By touching the symbols the participant “creates” all sorts of things from horses to elephants and even mountains, rain and fire.

Narrative wise it tells a story of creation where each permutation of this story is never the same. Every experience is unique making this a very good example of generative art.

Universe of Water Particles


The beautiful centerpiece of the exhibition. It is basically a simulation of water particles making their way down a 7 meter tall virtual waterfall.

The simulation is so accurate it brings a sense of realism to the piece but at the same time due to the luminosity of the exhibit it exudes an otherworldly aura. The end result being a very Zen like piece. Giving me the impression that I could sit there for hours on end just watching it.

Although there are no interactive elements in this piece it is still one of my favorites as to me it really represents the term when Art meets Science by referencing nature to such an accurate degree.

Media Block Chair


This exhibit to me was very enjoyable simply placing these blocks together or removing blocks from an existing structure changes the color of every other block. To me this physical interaction is the most honest.

The permutations of colors are endless giving you more incentive to play with this exhibit. In a sense this exhibit gives your the “Science” part and it is up to you and your imagination to create the “Art” portion.

Crystal Universe


This one is one of the most beautiful exhibits I have ever seen. Using a multitude of LED lights, this exhibit gives the viewer the experience of seeing stars move through space and even encounter things like planets, galaxies and gravitational waves.

But that’s not all! The exhibit allows users to alter the “universe” with the use of their smartphones. Changing the environment interactively.

This interaction adds so much more appeal to the already beautiful exhibit. Which is a wonderful example of interactive spaces.

All in all this exhibit brings to mind just how small my existence is with regard to the universe. It is a very humbling thought.

In terms of narratives this exhibit takes you on a journey of discovery to unnamed planets and galaxies in a sense putting the viewer in the role of a space traveler or an omnipresent being.

Having this exhibit at the very end of Future World leaves you with a very lasting impression.


Future World is a wonderful experience. I would definitely pay the $22 again to go an view it one more time. Not only does it provide entertainment which sets it apart from may art exhibits, it also teaches me lessons in interactive spaces and provides insights into more abstract narratives. The kind of narratives that is not spoken or described in words but felt through visuals and sounds.

Author: D

Doodle junkie||Animator||Game Designer||Noob

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