Uniting the ingenuity of nature and technology, this augmented reality ode to biodiversity allows unusual and endangered Dutch plants to bloom artistically and musically.

More than five hundred native plants are on the Red List in the Netherlands because they are threatened with extinction. The interactive project Biodiversity in Augmented Reality focuses specifically on this type of flora, which includes plants that have been used for centuries as food, medicine or colouring. The disappearance of a single plant species causes untold ecological damage, because it also means that dependent insects lose their habitat. Biodiversity in Augmented Reality brings these plants to life artistically and musically and reintroduces them to the audience to reappraise their importance to our natural environment. Each plant has a story, a history and its own sound. With the AR app you feel you can almost touch the plants as you hear their stories.

See Biodiversity in Augmented Reality in Storyspace, an exhibition in the Neude Library. Free admission and wheelchair friendly

Credits

Co-producer
Sound Design
Interface & Interaction Design
Graphics Design
Technical realisation
Production company
Chantalla Pleiter
Co-production company
Station Noord

Title: Biodiversiteit in Augmented Reality
Year: 2021
Category: Digital culture project
Theme: Society
Edition: NFF 2022