Starting September 18, 2023 a new Creative Technology Gallery will spark the realm of imagination at Science World’s iconic dome. This thought-provoking new gallery is co-presented by Beedie and RBC, supported by Pacific Economic Development Canada and developed with the participation of Creative BC and the British Columbia Arts Council. Feel a sense of wonder and possibility in the groundbreaking space that offers a fully immersive and interactive experience. Visitors will explore three rooms where they will get to Dream, Build, and Play through the eyes of a creative technologist, from childhood imagination and fascination to the creation of incredible immersive worlds.
This new Creative Technology Gallery blends science, technology and art to spark the next generation of creative media talent while supporting Science World in their mission to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature, ultimately leading to their main purpose — Science for All.
The gallery, developed in partnership with DigiBC, will showcase the vibrancy of the local creative community with engaging and interactive experiences by incorporating IP from well-known movies, animation, and video games made right here in British Columbia. This experience introduces Science World’s visitors to the role of a creative technologist and other STEAM career possibilities within B.C.’s technology community. The gallery’s first show – Dream Builder: The Shattered Isles – features interactive scenes and characters from popular multiplayer online role-playing game, Dauntless, created in collaboration with local studio Phoenix Labs.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore three distinct rooms within the gallery: Dream, Build, and Play. Each space offers a unique and engaging experience, with sound effects and music throughout, allowing visitors to step into the shoes of a creative technologist and unleash their imagination.
• Entering the space, visitors will be greeted by a Hall of Heroes that showcases diverse artists and technologists in the thriving creative technology industry in B.C.
• In the Dream space, a child’s bedroom with changing settings in space, a forest, and underwater mimics the envisioning and imagining of different worlds that start at childhood.
• In Build, guests can play the role of creative technologist to become an environment designer, artistic director, or character artist at three interactive stations featuring custom-developed scenes from Dauntless. Visitors will step into the role of game maker, adjusting the density of foliage, changing the roars of behemoths, and choosing camera angles to best convey their artistic vision.
• In Play, the final space, visitors can expect deep immersion in the fantastical world of Dauntless through a full sensory experience with 360° projections of the environment. Visitors will interact by discovering content “hot-spots” that trigger a response in the Dauntless world around them.
“With BC’s growing technology sector, and an especially thriving creative technology industry, Science World plays an important role in inspiring today’s youth to explore the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and math) for educational and career possibilities,” said Tracy Redies, Science World President and CEO. “We are so excited for guests to be mesmerized by what the Creative Technology Gallery offers, sparking curiosity and fostering imagination for the worlds they can create and career paths they could follow.”