Galaxy Beta Maker is an interactive experience that brings an opportunity to control temporarily a procedurally generated galaxy. As well as having visible matter (5% of existing matter), the piece provides a chance to experiment with dark matter (25%) and see the consequences towards visible matter of changing the quantity of this invisible and mysterious element.
My thesis explores the understanding of complex phenomena, particularly dark matter, in a playful way that allows interactors to understand the inexplicable universe. My thesis contribution is opening conversation and creating a safe space to play, experiment and try to understand dark matter.
Unity + leap motion
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