“Evolution of Fish”
Interactive augmented reality projection
By Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2019
Commissioned by Digital Graffiti Festival
Alys Beach, Florida
Evolution of Fish is an augmented reality installation that turns the surroundings into an underwater reef, filled with schools of fish. Visitors use iPads to guide the fish to swarm left and right – but the more they intervene, the more the fish turn to plastic garbage.
They installation includes large silvery Amberjacks, known for their love of debris, and colorful reef fish that will become more common on the Florida Panhandle Emerald Coast, as they migrate northward due to warming waters.