"Wonderland of the Brain" is an interactive, educational artwork created for "A Brilliant Night", an initiative of The Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
This installation creates a keyhole into the inner environment of the human brain, color coding original images procured from the Research Centre lab, evoking imageries from nature, reminding audiences of the link between the human body and the biosphere. Soundscapes created from real heartbeats further enhance this connection.
Viewers interact with a moving exploration of the inner mapping of astrocytes, neurons and stem cells, using a uniquely designed prop, simulating a medical probe. The user can then click on any cell to discover a fun fact regarding the machinations of each cell making for their own immersion into a Lab Experience.
The Mandate: To provide an educational, interactive experience for an audience, allowing doctors to communicate their work in a unique format of communication. The challenge was to build an installation of physical magnitude, that could also travel with the doctors for future presentations.
Design with Purpose: The goal was to create an insight into the findings of The Neuro Doctors and their ground breaking research with Cancer Stem Cells... and a concept empathetic enough to educate people and entertain them at the same time.