Media Technology MSc

Globe4D, a 4D Interactive Globe (2005)

Globe4D, a 4D Interactive Globe Interactive maps are rapidly becoming more available. Google Earth is now a mainstream application on many personal computers, enabling you to fly over Buenos Aires or zoom in to the individual streets of Leiden. Globe4D adds two new dimensions to interactive maps: those of physical interaction and time. It is an actual globe that can be freely rotated along all axes to view the world from any direction. And by rotating a ring that surrounds it, the Earth travels through the dimension of time. Continents drift apart or connect, ice ages form and melt before your eyes, sea levels increase and land disappears. The installation was presented at several international scientific conferences and festivals, and has won multiple scientific awards. Read more, or watch the video's on the project website.