Microworld in Eureka!

Microworld by London Group members Genetic Moo is up and running in Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Dates : April to October 2018
Address : Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE

Eureka! has won multiple awards in its 25 years and last year had over 300,000 visitors. They’ve teamed up with the Lumen Prize to put on a 6 month show of interactive art in their Spark Gallery. Genetic Moo have been given a huge space in the show and are running a 5 screen Microworld, their digital ecosystem project. Also showing are several other artists from the Lumen Prize’s prestigious roster.

The show adds more art content to the Play and Learning zones. Interactive art is a natural match for kids’ Museums and all the energy they generate. The pieces are all connected through webcam sensors and kinects and is Genetic Moo’s most complete Microworld yet.

All the pieces have been adapted from existing works making them even more intuitive to engage with. The whole room will run on an RGB cycle – think of a day/night cycle but with 3 colours – changing the whole feel of the room and behaviour of the artificial life forms. The 5 screens are floor to ceiling and the Microworld really immerses you in a dynamic and life-like ever changing space.

The show runs until October.