Virtual Earth

  • Location: South African Museum
Virtual Earth
Installation view of Virtual Earth, Iziko South African Museum. Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer

Virtual Earth takes the form of a Gaiasphere, an interactive digital theatre housed in a large (3.2 m diameter) back-projected hemisphere with which animations of changes happening on the earth’s surface can be shown. From a touch screen you will be able to select different views of our changing earth, such as the earth at night, ozone hole evolution, earth surface temperatures, earth core structure or interactive atmospheric predictions. Further animations will be developed in the future. Virtual Earth will enable a better understanding of climate change within a global perspective, and is funded by the Lotteries Board.

Enquiries

Olga Jeffries
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3897
Email: ojeffries@iziko.org.za

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