Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Playing Shadowpox

Some of my favourite photos from the Shadowpox installation at <Immune Nations> in Geneva this summer (more photos on the opening of the exhibition):

Monica Geignos, First Lady of Namibia, starts the game by selecting a region from the world map

Steven Hoffman, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health, chooses a country 

An inventive player finds a workaround for an oversight in our user interface, and...

...his little brother chooses the vaccine to protect a community of sprites not much shorter than him. 

Lab coats aren't chic, but they do show the pox!

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health for Ghana, stands in front of the Shadowpox tent
to host the farewell for outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, and then...

...goes inside to rack up an impressive Protection Score!

Not to be outdone, Jane Philpott, Canada's Minister of Health, takes a turn
with the expert guidance of York Augmented Reality Lab Director Caitlin Fisher

A wide-angle shot showing both screens. The projection is identical, but flipped
on the player's side, so it can be viewed right-way around outside the tent.
(Check out the Kinect sensor on the shelf at the top left.)

Huge thanks to all the players who enjoyed the game at UNAIDS. Next stop: Canada!