ArtScience Museum is living up to its name once again with its latest permanent development. From this weekend, ArtScience Museum visitors can be immersive in an augmented "wild" reality.
Into the Wild is a project made possible with Google's Tango technology, visitors can arm themselves with a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which becomes a window into an immersive virtual rainforest - one that is inhabited by some of Southeast Asia's endangered animals, such as the Sumatran tiger and pangolins.
This multi-level adventure ends with the planting of a virtual tree but in reality, more is to come. Visitors have an option to pledge real action to WWF, in which a real tree will planted in Rimbang Baling, one of the last strongholds for wildlife in the rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Into the Wild culminates with a cinematic experience directed by one of Singapore's leading filmmakers, Brain Gothong Tan, who is also responsible in creating the immersive augmented reality experience. The 6-minute film is both thought-provoking and visually enticing.
ArtScience Museum remains true to its name with Into the Wild. The entire experience is a feast for the senses, and provides another avenue for Singaporeans and tourists alike to get touched by the most important issue of our generation - nature conservation.
Into the Wild is available for free to all ArtScience Museum visitors.