In this voxpod – a podcast edited from live recordings – Rebecca visits the ArtScience Museum, Singapore, to see the Future World exhibition. She finds that her children always know what’s going on much better than she does – from the exhibition theme to the way the games and experiences work. However, they all have an excellent time in this clever digital playground.
Future World is a permanent exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, created in collaboration with teamLab, an award-winning Tokyo-based art collective of “ultra-technologists” that includes artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers. Scroll down to follow the images relating to the podcast audio.
Outside the ArtScience Museum, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Butterflies and flowers: image from teamLab at http://exhibition.team-lab.net/singapore/art/art03.html
100 Years of the Sea is a diorama immersing you in rising sea levels. This is part of the Nature zone.
Yes, you can slide down and make an amusing noise! Image from https://lifeintheweehours.com/tag/playgrounds/
Connecting blocks change the routes of trains, boats and planes.
Feeding the world of little people – image from http://ourparentingworld.com/artscience-museum-presents-landmark-exhibition-future-world-where-art-meets-science/
You can add your own vivid-coloured drawings to interactive wall and floor projections…
…such as Sketch Town which is part of the Town zone about future cities and choices.
Media Block Chairs respond to one another by changing colour when you put them together.
Your drawing becomes part of Graffiti Nature, image from http://exhibition.team-lab.net/singapore/park/park10.html
The ball orchestra sings as you trigger the individual coloured beach balls, part of the Play zone.
The walkthrough Crystal Universe is part of the Space section of the exhibition.
You can hear visitors’ responses to Crystal Universe in the voxpod recordings.
Tickets for the exhibition (plus Big Bang Data, on tour from Somerset House, London) cost S$22 for adults, S$19 for senior citizens, S$14 for children and S$19 for students.