The project I chose this week is called Kontinumm – an “immersive 3-floor underground interactive multimedia installation” which incorporates lights, projections, and sensors to create a unique experience for the visitor. It was created in 2017 for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. I am in awe of this project, as it required so much planning, mapping, wiring, and coding that I cannot begin to comprehend how they created such an experience.
Yael Braha was the multimedia director for this project, which meant she directed content, set design, UI and UX, interactivity, lighting, and sounds (so, essentially, she dictated the who experience). Yael studied Graphic Design in the European Institute of Design in Rome and later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema at San Francisco State University. She was a professor at multiple universities before becoming the Multimedia Director of Moment Factory. Her work combines the fields of art, science, technology, and entertainment in order to create immersive experiences. I admire her ability to create complex systems of interactions to create a truly fabricated environment.
^ A video about the exhibit.