RatArt (Magic Windows – Final project)

Most of us are not aware that Humankind’s common ancestor with other mammals was a prehistoric RAT (according to the prevailing theory).

I was inspired by this theory to create an augmented reality environment in wich the rats’ movement reveals the image of our common ancestor (from which both rats and humans are originated).

This it the image that the rats revealed of the prehistoric rat:

 

The second video explores how they can draw with their bodies. The rats’ contours are being projected onto them and by accumulating on the canvas creates different patterns.

 

References:

  • Rat-Size Ancestor Said to Link Man and Beast – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/science/common-ancestor-of-mammals-plucked-from-obscurity.html
  • Found: Humanity’s Great-Grand-Rat – http://science.time.com/2013/02/08/found-humanitys-great-grand-rat/

Categories: Magic Windows, Thesis

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