The Living Library is a large interactive projected book which works as a companion piece to the Connected Worlds exhibit. Living Library uses two cameras and a laser light source projector to create a dynamic, animated experience that is both tactile and rich. A depth camera mounted above the book tracks visitors’ hands and allows them to trigger animations simply by touching the page, bringing the book to life. Printed decorative designs on each page are also tracked, allowing the correct digital content to be projected on to the book’s pages whenever a visitor turns a page.
Living Library allows visitors to learn more about each plant, creature, and habitat and the relationships between them. Additionally, the book dives deeper into how the system works, the science behind the project and provides additional perspectives and tips for exploring Connected Worlds.