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Timelines of Evolution.
A scientific, interactive walk-through exhibiton.


Timelines of Evolution – A scientific, interactive walk-through exhibition

The new type of multimedia presentation entitled “Timelines of Evolution“ gives a vividly realistic impression of evolution as the basis for the diversity of life. The interactive installation comprises a 3D environment that enables the development of life to be observed in motion. The changes in the living organisms can be tracked in real time and the objects can be rotated freely at will and viewed from all angles.

The presentation in the museum is given by a special projection system that creates an impression similar to a holographic image. The animal appears to float in mid-air. Navigation is performed with a user menu on a touchscreen. The object can be rotated, zoomed in on and zoomed out from. Individual parts of the animals‘ bodies can be lifted away from the rest, enabling them to be examined more closely. Among the components that can be displayed separately from one another are bone structure, muscle structures, and neural networks. Superimposed texts and pictures of fossils provide the visitor with additional information.

Augmenting the presentation is a small exhibition of fossils from the early days of life, which used to serve as the scientific basis in displays showing the changes in form.

The walk-through exhibition is given the finishing touch with atmospheric lighting and 8-channel stereophonic sound.

The complete 3D real-time visualisation, stereophony, lighting design, and spatial conception of the exhibition were produced by PXNG.LI.

The “Timelines of Evolution“ project is a cooperative venture between the State Natural History Museum in Karlsruhe, PXNG.LI, and Contexts Relationen GmbH based on the scientific findings of Dynamics of Life.

ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Lornezstraße 17
D - 76135 Karlsruhe

Friday, 27. may 2011, 8pm

27.05.2011 - 029.05.2011

daily from
10 am - 8 pm

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