When does Science becomes Art?
It does when you visit Interplay at Singapore Science Center.
Interplay is bought to you by Science Centre Singapore and ARS ELECTRONICA Linz Gimbh. Interplay is the local edition of Game Play, an original exhibition from Austria. It is filled with fun and interactive exhibits.
We spend an interesting Saturday morning exploring the exhibits. Here are some of the highlights of Interplay.
This wall is inspired by events recorded from previous presentation.
Kinectic Light Sculpture
|Kinectic Light Sculpture|
Walking into the exhibition, your eyes will focus on the impressive Kinectic Light Sculpture. This visual medley of light and motion is presented by shining light into a rapidly rotating piece of rope.
As impressive as it seem to the adults, the kids would probably like the interactive exhibits more. Interplay did not disappoint with quite a few choice interactive installations.
Change your appearance with virtual outfits. Stand in front of the screen and by pasting sticky notes on yourself, you can grab items from the screen and attached them on the body like a dress up puppet.
Become Heros in your own comic book using this interactive software. At the end of each session, send yourself a copy and complete the story by filling out your own dialogue in the blank speech bubble.
Being avid xbox fans, the boys were delighted with this installation that is one game played across several platforms of different era.
|Game & Watch|
Starting from Game & Watch and ending with xBox kinect, this will delight and amaze both young and old alike. Move your game character from one machine to another and see how the game integrates various platform into one complete game.
Do you know that each individual shadow is unique to oneself?
Shadow gram allows you to create your own printed sticker version of your shadows.
You can take these stickers home or leave them on the exhibition wall . See the stickers on the wall? It's from those who had visited Interplay.
Next up, leave your own imprint in a short video at O.lhar.
Once down head down to Temporal Distortion. This is a five screen installation that captures and warps the images of participants who pass by.
Think of it like an interactive funny mirrors set up. Move fast enough and you might even ended up looking like Flash!
The next installation prove to be another hit with the kids. Stand in front of a large video screen and move. Your image is captured into a kaleidoscope of colours. You are the art itself in this installation. How cool is that?
After the light show, it is time to play with sand. This time round, it's a little different. An image of a landscape is projected real time onto the sand. You can 'build' your own island or create your own ocean simply by moving the sand to various heights.
Asking the boys to keep still during this interactive exhibiton can be an impossible task. However with Frozen Shadow, they are more than willing to keep still to have a snapshot of their shadows to be imprinted one wall. You can even 'write' on this wall with either a torchlight or the light from your phone.
Do save this multi shooter fame for the last.
If you do it first, you probably would have a hard time convincing the kids to see the other installation. Set in a full dome format, you use laser Blasters to shoot hostile creatures to protect the earth. It's so engaging that doing it once is never enough!
Complete your journey with Deep Space.
This video presentation will take you beyond our universe to galaxies far far away. This impressive show will leave you breathless in parts and made you feel 1 million times smaller than Ant Man!
Don't miss the 3D show that takes you down mountain slopes or into the deep sea. Another wow and must see for Interplay.
If the above actvities is not enough, there are also children activities such as create your own bag outside the exhibit. This cost extra to participate.
Frankly we think Interplay will blow you away. It was surprisingly engaging and definitely insightful for both young and old. Don't miss it at your next visit to Science Center. Recommend for children age 4 and up . Total time spend- approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
The Little Details
30 May to 16 August
Singapore Science Centre , Annexe Hall
Child (3-12) - $9
Family package at $36