Walk through a tunnel of light, talk to an animatronic head and watch artworks come to life using AR.
Highlights include ‘Josh’, an animatronic head modelled on the face of an Adelaide teenager; ‘Our Sky’, which looks at the science of astronomy through Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives, and ‘Feeling Human’, which invites people to test their perception of pain by sitting in a chair that emits subtle electric shocks (tip: get family or friends to try it out – it affects people differently).
You can also walk through a tunnel of light in ‘Birds and Bees’, which examines the differences between human and animal perception and spatial navigation; and watch still visual art come to life using AR technology in ‘Prosthetic Reality’. The strangest exhibit of all, though, might be ‘Transfigurations’ – a series of silicone babies ‘modified’ to adapt to medical, social and environmental issues that could arise in the future.
MOD. is walking distance from Uni SA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre, fast becoming the most forward-looking corner of Adelaide and home of this year’s HWA LAB. A chance at a share in $85,000 of SA Government grants, mentoring from world-class mentors and the opportunity to network are just a few of the reasons why anyone with a tech-related idea should apply. Applications are open now.