Animal migration in the Anthropocene
MYRIAD. Where we connect.
A cross-media project at the intersection of art, science and storytelling.
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Global challenges like the destabilization of ecological systems and the massive decline in biodiversity demand a radical reconfiguration of how we understand and interact with the natural world.
Interactive, immersive and science-driven storytelling can help the public better understand the complexity of our interconnected and interdependent world through narratives of animal migration in the Anthropocene that are both emotionally impactful and informative. Migratory animals interact with and rely on complex global ecosystems to navigate vast distances and ensure their survival. Scientists are only beginning to understand just how sophisticated and interdependent these systems are.
Working in close scientific cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, MYRIAD combines cutting-edge scientific data with innovative forms of immersive storytelling and sophisticated aesthetics.
Through multiple formats, we meaningfully reorient audiences’ relationship with the environment, and spark active engagement with local efforts to conserve the earth’s biodiversity.
Besides the Virtual Reality Experience we develop an Immersive Exhibition, a 360°-3D-Documentation, a Primetime TV Documentation, a Fulldome Projection, an Audio Experience and a Web Format. Close cooperation with Citizen Science projects creates pathways for translating newfound enthusiasm into active participation in local efforts to conserve our planet’s biodiversity.
The virtual reality experience on global animal migration MYRIAD. Where we connect. will celebrate its world premiere in competition in the “Venice VR Expanded” section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1-11, 2021).
MYRIAD. Where we connect. is a project of Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank
In co-creation with Miiqo Studios, Context Film and Artificial Rome
With the scientific support of Max-Planck-Institute of Animal Behavior, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin/ Mediasphere for Nature, Occupied VR, Waldrappteam/ LIFE Northern Bald Ibis, Deutsches Meeresmuseum Stralsund, University of Exeter, Ascension Island Government, Zoo in der Wingst, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norwegian Institute For Nature Research, zoosuisse, Tiergarten Schönbrunn
In alliance with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)
In cooperation with ARD/ SWR, RiffReporter and Occupied VR
Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund
In close scientific cooperation with Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin MYRIAD. Where we connect. links the latest scientific data with innovative storytelling and and advanced artistic aesthetics.