Science Of Survival

With the UAE having one of the biggest carbon footprints in the world, this educational exhibition is designed to help children consider new ideas for the Emirate’s ecological future.

As well as integrating audio visual hardware throughout this interactive exhibition, DJW also created a software backbone to collect the results from the games (created by others) and pass them to media producers who build virtual neighbourhoods and cities based on these results. This allows children to see how the choices they make in their lives affect the world that they live in.

Visitors swipe in to each interactive with their RFID ‘Eco tag’ to determine the language for the interactive and record their choices for the final show. In the games, almost every interactive action is different, with an interactive floor surface, relying on infrared sources and camera, touch screens, push buttons, a custom built steering wheel and games where visitors can compete with each other.

For the final show, the ‘neighbourhoods’ created by visitor choices are merged with those of the 9 visitors nearest to them to create an Abu Dhabi in their vision.

This modular exhibition is built so that it can easily be packed and moved as it will be on this site for one year, but it has central control to link all of the elements together.

Science Of Survival
Vistors are awarded points that contribute to their overall profile in this competitive game where they catch the drips of filtered waste water by hitting their button in time with the drip in the Drinking Game.
Science Of Survival
Visitors develop transport for their future city, making choices with arcade style buttons, and swiping in with their Eco Tags so that they will see their choices in action at the end of their visit.
Science Of Survival
Vistors use touch screens to create future foods, audio comes from a speaker hidden in the custom built screen enclosure, and the game PC is local to make moving to a new site easy.
Audio Systems
Video Systems
Show Control
Visitor Tracking System
System Installation
Saadyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Science and Media
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