Sasha Harris-Cronin
Exhibits Art Design Photos About
The Giant Heart
Museum of Science and Industry
California Academy of Sciences
Zeum Museum
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Cadence Design Systems
Federal Reserve
World Forestry Center
Control Systems
Museum of Science and Industry
Giant Heart, 2009

Museum of Science and Industry
Exhibit Design: Thinc Design
Integration, Media Production, and Software: BBI Engineering
Role: Media Producer, Software Developer, and Designer.

The Giant Heart is a 15' tall x 8' wide beating heart created for You! The Experience at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

When a visitor holds the heart rate sensors on one kiosk, the heart will beat in time with their heartbeat. A visitor on the other kiosk can choose to see different outside and inside views of the heart. Five blended and warped projectors create the outside front view. Two Projectors create the internal cutaway of the heart.

The process involved a year of testing different technologies and working closely with multiple parties. The video servers and blending and warping technology were created by 7th Sense. The 3D heart media was produced by XVivo.