View Full Version : N.Y. Museum's Sleek New Big Blue uses Macs

Apr 2, 2003, 12:03 PM
A 14-month renovation of the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Ocean Life brings a new "virtual ocean" with video, special lighting effects and interactive displays using Power Mac G4s, according to Wired News. "The dioramas of preserved sea creatures that have terrified and enchanted generations of New York City schoolkids aren't going anywhere, but they'll be joined by a slew of video screens featuring images of marine ecosystems and their living inhabitants, along with interactive displays running on Macintosh G4 computers.

Two images here, one of a artists rendering of what the finished product will look like, and the other of construction on it. Apparently "Part of the changes (shown in this artist's rendering) for the renovationed Hall of Ocean Life will be computer simulated lighting that mimics a shimmering underwater world." Sounds really interesting.