'Deep Blue' is an interactive video canvas in which advanced interactive graphics create a highly engaging visual artwork. Offering a vibrant and detailed view into a virtual aquarium, the interactive aquarium plays on the joyful fantasy of visiting an aquarium where all the marine life – from the smallest clownfish to the largest whale sharks – all respond playfully with the viewer.
A number of highly detailed immersive scenes allow the fascinating exploration of unforgettable scenarios. All of the scenes have a highly detailed realism to them, and yet on closer inspection one discovers a playful tweaking of nature happening. Whilst in real life the fish tend to flee humans, in the “Deep Blue” interactive aquarium they are actively attracted – and appear to make little performances to the amusement and astonishment of an otherwise unsuspecting viewer.
About Dominic Harris
Since establishing Cinimod, his 15-person, London-based studio in 2007, designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his technology-enabled works of interactive art. Trained as an architect, Harris has devoted recent years to integrating electronics into more traditional product design. His team includes programmers and workshop technicians who help him with (often quite complicated) fabrication. Harris has designed bespoke lighting for hotels, bars, restaurants, and retail spaces, as well as fine art installations. One of his most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or even just attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.
British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom