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Color Commons on Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston, Massachusetts)

It’s back and on display through Winter 2017!

Color Commons from New American Public Art on Vimeo.

Color Commons is a responsive installation by New American Public Art that invites passersby to change the color of The Greenway’s twelve 24-foot tall Light Blades that line the Wharf District parks (between State Street and India Street) via text message. As an added element of intrigue throughout the installation, in addition to texting colors, the public can solve a cipher and text the decoded message to the Light Blades. The cipher – a simple letter substitution puzzle – will be posted on-site. By texting the correct message, the visitor will be rewarded with an unexpected color show.

http://www.newamericanpublicart.com/color-commons-2017

The Virtual Reality Cinema (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

World’s very first Virtual Reality Cinema opened it’s doors! It’s located in the heart of Amsterdam, but you will feel like you are in far away countries, animated worlds or places you could never go before. The VR Cinema is a place where everybody has the possibility to get acquainted with virtual reality and experience what it is like to see the finest selection of VR movies that are unfolding around you in 360 degrees. We hope to welcome you in The VR Cinema soon.

https://thevrcinema.com/

The VR Cinema Amsterdam:
Oosterdokskade 5
1011 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

In Principio (E Poi) Interactive Installation at the Vatican Museums (Rome, Italy)

Studio Azzurro’s In Principio (e poi) (‘In the beginning’ and then’) is the first interactive video installation in the Vatican Museums and was installed in the Fall of 2016.

From the Venice Biennale 2013

Studio Azzurro. IN PRINCIPIO (E POI) 2013. Video by Stefano Scialotti. from stefano scialotti on Vimeo.

http://www.museivaticani.va/

http://www.studioazzurro.com/index.php?com_works=&view=detail&work_id=125&option=com_works&Itemid=22&lang=it

IMAX VR (Los Angeles, California)

Prepare for a mind-shattering VR experience with insanely immersive visuals and 360 sound that will launch you and your friends into virtual worlds more realistic than anything you’ve ever imagined. Shoot, soar, save the day and play to win in a state-of-the-art IMAX VR Experience Centre. Welcome to the future. You’re not ready, but you will be.

http://imaxvr.imax.com/

157 South Fairfax
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Across from the Grove)

‘Surface’ Interactive Light Sculpture (Perth, Australia)

“Surface” is an interactive light sculpture by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. It is a 3D LED matrix – one of the largest in the world at 10m long and with over 16,000 individually controlled pixels. Surface is permanently installed at the Perth Children’s Hospital. It behaves like an inverted pond of water,.. each time a pedestrian walks underneath it they “throw a stone” into it, causing ripples to fan out across its virtual water surface.

http://www.drake-brockman.com.au/

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery at Science Museum (London, England)

Fuel your imagination and immerse yourself in a world of wonder at the newest and most spectacular interactive gallery in the world.

Spread across seven different zones, there’s loads of opportunity to get hands on with real scientific phenomena. Order live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, see lightning strike before your eyes, play with forces on giant slides or travel through space under a canopy of stars. You can also take part in explosive science demonstrations and shows, led by our talented team of Explainers.

With 50 mind-blowing marvels of science to enjoy, Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other.

http://beta.sciencemuseum.org.uk/wonderlab#overview

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington,
London, England SW7 2DD
UK

Games in Light and Shadow (Jerusalem, Israel)

Welcome to the charming home of Archibald Ombre (Archibald Shadow).

While the kids are having fun with the exhibits, take your time to look at the art that Archibald chose to hang at his rooms.

In the Living Room, you will play with your own shadows in an interactive computerized work of art.

How many times were you told not to stand between the projector and the screen? Here, Archibald encourages you to do it. You will be surprised with the result.

In the corridor that leads to the Room of Wonders, notice how your shadow changes. Weird, isn’t it?

In the Room of Wonders (Cabinet de curiosités), Archibald have collected for you wonderful objects from all around the world. A sharks jaw, dried lizards, feathers, old devices, huge seashells and more. They all have interesting shadows.

In the kitchen, a whole world of imagination opens for you – utensils become toys that you use to tell stories. With shadows, of course.

Until now, it was all fun and games. In the Laboratory it’s time to learn!

Using different devices that Archibald have prepared, you will discover the characters of Light and Shadow. You will also get a picture of your shadow and take it home as a souvenir.

In the bathroom, you will see colored shadows of yourself and you will even stop drops of water in midair.

In the greenhouse you will tell beautiful stories using your own shadows, will send birds to the skies, will meet a frog that was once a prince and read books that have shadows in them.

And now, Archibald invites you to sit down and rest. In the shadows, of course.

Archibald Ombre hopes that you have enjoyed and learned from the visit to his house. Go visit the other exhibitions in the Science Museum and come back for another tour of the house. There are plenty more shadows to discover.

http://www.mada.org.il/en/exhibitions/shadows

Bloomfield Science Museum
Museum Boulevard, near the Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel

Tour Spaceport America (near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico)

Need to book at least 24 hours in advance!

Spaceport America Experience visitors should be ready for an authentic experience they can’t get anywhere else! Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, was designed to make space travel as accessible to all as air travel is today – and to be a place where visitors can have a have a hands-on, fun experience inside a real commercial space launch facility.

Spaceport America Visitor Center – Truth or Consequences

Visitors begin their journey at the Spaceport America Visitor Center, a historic adobe building located at 301 S. Foch St., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. A wonderful contrast of the old frontier meeting the new and packed with exciting educational and interactive space exhibits, visitors can purchase tour tickets and official Spaceport America merchandise prior to journeying out to the Spaceport America site on rolling multi-media theater shuttles.

During the journey out and back from the remote spaceport site, surrounded by the scenic beauty and rugged high desert range of New Mexico’s Old West, visitors learn the history and evolution of the regional Spanish and Native American pioneers of the past to the space pioneers of the future and the dawn of the second space age.

After arriving to the secure Spaceport America site and a short walk up the Astronaut Walk, visitors enter the Gateway Gallery where their journey through commercial space continues with numerous interactive exhibits and kiosks. Some visitors choose to experience the G-Shock simulator that subjects the would-be astronaut to rapid acceleration comparable to what an actual astronaut might feel in flight. Later, visitors venture into the Spaceport Operations Center (SOC) and interact with Spaceport America crewmembers and the state-of-the-art fire station before stopping in front of the iconic URS/ Foster + Partners structure, Gateway to Space terminal/hangar for a photo opportunity. The Spaceport America Experience journey lasts approximately 4 hours.

http://spaceportamerica.com/experience/