Our imagination of aliens and what they might really look like, is the theme of the exhibition The Science of Aliens. The touring exhibition premiered at the London Science Museum in October 2005 and has been shown in numerous science museums in North America, Europe and Asia since then. The Science of Aliens is regarded as the largest and most successful exhibition of its kind.
ART+COM created an interactive room for the travelling exhibition where visitors can get in direct touch with aliens. The creatures living on two fictional planets, Aurelia and Blue Moon, move dynamically through virtual landscapes. The aliens are generated in real time. Visitors interact with the two worlds via a touch-sensitive surface of two meters width and about seven meters length. They can not only watch the aliens but also influence the creatures’ behaviour and actions.