This exhibit features a digital art exhibit and capacity for visitors to create their own digital art by taking photos of themselves. They are able to redraw themselves using any historical topographic map (180,000 available) or can redraw themselves using the most common words in their favorite classic book (or redraw themselves using the full readable text of their favorite classic book). The augmented reality sandbox "paints" the sand using a video projector. It allows visitors to interact with colorful maps that update instantly as the topography of the sand changes. Visitors can upload photos of themselves, which are projected onto the sand. Visitors to see how their features change as they shift the topography of the sand.
Thomas Zimmerman is a former computer programmer who now uses programming to create digital art projects.