2015 / The New York Hall of Science

  • The Living Library is a companion piece to the Connected Worlds immersive experience. The large format interactive book comes to life with the touch of a fingertip. Acting as a field guide, Living Library allows visitors to learn more about each plant, creature, and habitat and the relationships between them. Additionally, the book dives deeper into how the system works, the science behind the project, and provides additional perspectives and tips for exploring Connected Worlds.

    Living Library uses two cameras and a laser light source projector to create a dynamic, animated experience that is both tactile and rich. A depth camera mounted above the book tracks visitors’ hands to trigger animations simply by touching the page. Printed decorative designs on each page are also tracked, allowing the correct digital content to be projected on to the book whenever a page is turned.