Habitats. Extended Nature is an immersive sensory experience that traverses the diversity of ecosystems on planet Earth, on a journey through the five continents. Combining the physical and digital worlds in a single layer, Habitats transports us, without leaving the Gaiás Centre Museum, through nine destinations where we can live and interact with animals and plants recreated with great realism thanks to virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.
Accessible from the age of 9, the installation is designed as an immersive mixed reality experience, that is, it combines virtual and augmented reality components with scenography and environmental elements. With the glasses on, the architecture of the Cidade da Cultura does not disappear, but something else emerges above it. Carlos Seijo, director of the Galician studio Maxina, specialising in visual effects, animation and immersive content, is responsible for the conceptual idea and development of the project.
Habitats. Extended Nature offers an inspiring, transcendent and vibrant plastic power of nature, allowing us to safely explore inaccessible places, making the invisible visible, and even bringing extinct species back to life. An exciting new way to understand the inherent complexity of ecosystems and life on our planet, as well as the human capacity to influence them.