Belgium – An artwork is immersing viewers in the unseen and largely unknown inner workings of soil at a microscopic level, with help from augmented reality.
Developed by London-based studio Above & Below, Entangled Landscape is best described as a ‘meditative mixed reality experience’. The project merges art and science in a collaboration between soil scientists, city planners, data analysts and games engine experts. The result is an augmented reality version of natural landscapes that visitors can explore through smartphones, uncovering the invisible collaborative life in the soil.
Entangled Landscape uses environmental live data from the Southwest Flanders area in Belgium to bring visibility and awareness to what occurs in the soil at a microscopic level. The artwork educates visitors about biodiversity and the complexity of fungi and roots, materialised as a poetic reflection of nature’s complex invisible collaborative systems.
We previously looked at how soil inspires food futures, as climate change pushes all innovators to look inwards and understand more about the eco-system and opportunities that abound underground.
Turn a complex scientific concept into an interactive gaming experience to make it accessible and engaging to a wider public