Deep into the animal extinction

Interactive 3D visualization

This digital work is a part of the Atlas project (1) for the IUAV University Communication Laboratory, an atlas divided in a paper and a digital part organized into 10 topics. I and my two colleagues chose to work on the subject Vanishing, developing an interactive data visualization in a 3D environment focused on the IUCN Red List about the animal extinction from 1996 to 2014.
Inside a virtual tridimensional space, there are 14448 endangered animal species (IUCN Red List) each one represented by a geometrical shape. You can navigate using both the mouse and the Leap Motion controller and the deepest you go into the visualization, worst is the situation for the species. Indeed, along the X and Y axes they are ordered alphabetically, while the Z axis maps the status of the animals. This is accompanied by an audio generated in real time where the density of notes depends on the number of animal species the user is viewing.
Featured on the Leap Motion official blog:
On the Verge of Extinction
IUAV University of Venice
Designers: Anna Nogarè | Riccardo Gioria
Developer: Andrea Fasolo Rao
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