Phylogenetic Mobile • Permanent display at The Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA • 2010
The Broad Insitute is a world-renowned genome research institute based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publicly-accessible lobby of its Kendall Square headquarters—dubbed The DNAtrium—serves as a science-in-action gallery/museum, including real-time displays of sequencing data being generated by the Institute's labs and other educational content. Our commission to enhance the displays resulted in two major installations: Phylogenetic Mobile, a 17’ x 8’ hanging artwork displaying the genetic relationships between the first 30 mammals whose genomes were fully sequenced, and an interactive display combining digital Microsoft Surface tables and rfid-tagged physical artifacts. Displayed and stored in custom furniture, these objects— when placed onto the Surface screens—access a deep database of information and images.
To see a short video about the piece produced by the Broad, click HERE
This work was done in collaboration with Diane Fiedler and Bang Wong, Creative Director of the Broad at the time.
[Fifth photo by Len Rubinstein Photography]