Week 7/8 Response— Future World Exhibition

Write a response to the exhibition “Future World”.

Future World exhibition opened up our perception and the tremendous possibilities of responsive environments from concept design, production methods and beautiful and quality execution. On top of having 360-degree and multi-dimensional experience in the exhibit spaces, TeamLab also integrated interactive and sensory experiences in each work. They are visually stimulating, used beautiful sound design, tactile, playful, thoughtful, engaging and may even stimulate sense of smell.

Main takeaway from the exhibition, TeamLab looked into:  (and executed well using cutting edge technology and close collaboration with their engineers)

—exploring the delicate balance between humans and nature; and also reflect on our own position relative to the natural world, other people and the universe

—bridging the digital and physical realms

—interactive, ubiquitous technology

—immersive experience

—ever-changing canvas

It is worth noting that the works are being rendered in real time by computer program; they continuously change their appearance in line with the influence of external data such as the viewers’ behavior among other factors and parameters.

On a side note, I enjoyed how the exhibit was planned in such a way that we intuitively would move along the space, although mesmerized by and would interact with almost everything that was projected/happening, and finding little trouble in the way-finding.

Experience design are optimally designed by the design team and engineers, and would require input from the users’ attitudes, behaviors and perceptions into design situations. We would have to constantly think about how people interact with their environments and continue to refine the production as technology evolves and thereafter optimally execute design concept. I look forward to going back to Future World exhibit again.

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