|The 21st Century must be a time of creating
bridges that span the ancient gap between art and science. Imagine
a work of art that teaches… or a teaching tool that inspires
and dramatically expands our horizons! Outward, to far galaxies…
or inward, to the very molecules that make life tick… while
always pondering the other. The weirdly different and fascinatingly
The Exorarium Project proposes to achieve
all this and more, by inviting both museum visitors and online participants
to enter a unique learning environment. Combining state-of-the-art
simulation and visualization systems, plus the very best ideas from
astronomy, physics, chemistry, and ecology, the Exorarium
will empower users to create vividly plausible extraterrestrials and
then test them in realistic first contact scenarios.
The Exorarium concept has been developed
by astronomer and best-selling science fiction author David Brin
in tandem with renowned tech-artist Sheldon Brown, whose audio-visual
exhibits can be found in locales such as the Seattle Center and
the San Diego Science Museum.
Now, early conceptualizations are ready to be shared here at this
development site. We are still at an early stage, so comments and
suggestions are welcome. Feel free to explore the vivid concepts
and let us know what you think.