Vampires and Night Birds

Night Bright

Two interesting wall-sized interactive experiences… one charming, one kinda terrifying.

Night Bright is a new installation by Design I/O. The experience, designed for children, let users explore a nighttime forest, as if moving through it. The system adapts to their movements, and creatures in the forrest hide or come forward in response. It’s charming and engaging — and looks like a great way to help kids understand the unique rhythms of the natural forrest.

Boo! on the other hand, is just plain creepy. In its environment, zombies react to visitors’ presence. Zombies are approaching their victim — but only move forward if visitors turn away or don’t look. Otherwise there’s the feeling that they’re watching you, waiting for your next move.

Just watching the video of Boo! is enough for me. If I had a choice I’d prefer the night forest. But both, in their own way, are fascinating engaging, and educational, experiences.

(Both links via CreativeApplications.Net.)

Boo!
Boo!
Night Bright