A groundbreaking new immersive art experience called “Deep Field” is taking the world by storm, allowing students from around the globe to co-create a mesmerizing natural wonderland. Leveraging the power of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, participants are encouraged to unleash their creativity and bring their wildest imaginings to life. By drawing inspiration from existing artworks and using the Deep Field iPad App, participants can design their own flora and fauna, contributing to a global database of creations made by fellow participants worldwide.
This innovative project, designed by Tin Nguyen and Edward Cutting of Tin&Ed, is made possible through the advanced capabilities of Apple’s devices and frameworks, including the MacBook Pro, Mac Studio, Studio Display, and ARKit framework.
The Deep Field experience breaks new ground by integrating augmented reality (AR) with the iPad Pro’s LiDAR scanner. This technology allows participants to view their digital creations springing to life in the physical world, appearing on floors, walls, and even ceilings. The combination of the iPad Pro’s M2 chip and AR capabilities has unlocked a powerful artistic medium for storytelling, providing an immersive and multisensory experience for users.
Tin Nguyen, one of the project creators, emphasizes the significance of AR as a storytelling tool: “AR is a powerful artistic medium for storytelling because it is immersive and multisensory. The power of the M2 chip on iPad Pro has made it possible to create a work that enables children from across the globe to imagine new worlds together in real time.”
To enhance the immersive experience further, “Deep Field” features a captivating multichannel soundscape created by renowned audio naturalist Martyn Stewart and his foundation, The Listening Planet. The audio elements envelop participants, transporting them deeper into the natural world they co-create. By encouraging children to look, listen, and reflect on the beauty of nature, Tin&Ed hopes to instill a sense of wonder, curiosity, and a deeper connection to both the environment and one another.
Currently showcased at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, “Deep Field” is captivating students and families with its awe-inspiring blend of art and technology. From July 8 to July 16, the exhibit will also be open to visitors at the prestigious Getty Center in Los Angeles, providing an opportunity for a broader audience to immerse themselves in this unique experience.
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After the Los Angeles exhibit, “Deep Field” will embark on a global tour, with scheduled stops in Europe starting in October and Asia in November. This ambitious journey aims to inspire and engage students worldwide, fostering creativity, and sparking a deeper appreciation for the natural world and the interconnectedness of humanity.
“Deep Field” represents a revolutionary step in immersive art experiences, harnessing the power of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to empower students to co-create a stunning natural wonderland. Through the innovative fusion of AR technology, captivating audio, and the artistic vision of Tin&Ed, this project encourages children to explore the beauty of nature and their place within it. As “Deep Field” continues its global tour, it promises to leave an indelible mark on young minds, fostering a sense of wonder, curiosity, and connection that transcends borders and cultures.