Big Bang AR
The story of our universe in mixed reality, in collaboration with CERN.
Nexus worked with Google Arts and Culture and CERN to produce a mixed reality journey through the birth and evolution of the universe, as told by Tilda Swinton.
The Big Bang AR app takes you back in time 13.8 billion years to discover how space, time and the visible universe came to be.
Open your hand in front of your phone’s camera to see the universe form; move between ‘reality’ and ‘space’ mode, create the very first particles and atoms; make a star explode; create a supernova and explore the nebula.
I worked with the Nexus interactive arts team worked closely with The Lab at Google Arts and Culture and CERN scientists to create the visual language required for this beautiful, immersive experience to represent the science, using originally composed music, spatial sound, opt-in 3D AR labels and subtitling to bring the story of the universe to life.
Launched as part of Google Arts & Culture’s ‘Once Upon A Try‘ you can download the Big Bang AR app from App Store and Google Play and experience it in 4 languages. Once Upon a Try.