Into the Wild exhibition creates a digital world to help change the real one

Starting this week, visitors to the ArtScience Museum in Singapore will be able to embark on a virtual adventure entitled Into the Wild. By stepping into the role of a wildlife ranger, the participants will learn about the dangers faced by orangutans, tigers, mousadeers and other inhabitants of the Southeast Asian rainforest. Part-game, part-cinematic experience, the exhibit aims to rise awareness about the state of Indonesian rainforests which are disappearing at the rate of three football fields per minute.

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Made in collaboration with ArtScience Museum, Google, Lenovo, and WWF as well as creative talents from MediaMonks and Singaporean artist, Brian Gothong Tan, the exhibition transforms over 1,000 square meters into a digital rainforest.

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At the beginning of their journey, each participants gets a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphones with the built-in Tango technology, an AR computing platform which uses computer vision to position the device relative to the world around it without using GPS or other external signals.

Into the Wild culminates with a cinematic experience, directed by Brian Gothong Tan, which uses state-of the-art animation and projection-mapping techniques.

After the tour is over, visitors can make a real contribution by donating to WWF to help plant trees in the “tiger corridor” of the Indonesian Rimbang Baling, one of the few places where tigers mate. For the minimum pledge of $38, the participants can not only name their tree, but will also receive the exact GPS coordinates of the tree as well as photo updates every six months for two years.

Into the Wild

Starting this week, visitors to the ArtScience Museum in Singapore will be able to embark on a virtual adventure entitled Into the Wild. By stepping into the role of a wildlife ranger, the participants will learn about the dangers faced by orangutans, tigers, mousadeers and other inhabitants of the Southeast Asian rainforest. Part-game, part-cinematic experience, the exhibit aims to rise awareness about the state of Indonesian rainforests which are disappearing at the rate of three football fields per minute.