Scott Snibbe, our new 'Next Lister,' creates new worlds. Through the magic of technology, he transforms walls, floors, tables, even ceilings into fully immersive, interactive canvases.
In museums, airports and public exhibitions, his installations bring audiences together, encouraging us to interact with his enormous displays - and each other - for maximum impact.
For those who prefer interactivity at their fingertips, Snibbe’s apps can literally put the cosmos in the palm of your hand, allowing you to draw with stars or make music with bubbles. With the release of perhaps the first-ever "app" album, Bjork's "Biophilia," he allows users to explore the natural world through a revolutionary combination of music and technology.
As executive producer of "Biophilia," Snibbe collaborated with the wildly inventive singer-songwriter to blow up our notions of an album, delivering a complete, all-sensory music experience that demands your full attention. And he’s not stopping there.
After working with director James Cameron on an interactive exhibition based on the blockbuster film, “Avatar,” Scott’s ultimate dream is to create a feature-length interactive movie. He envisions a fully participatory experience, one where your movements will actually change the story and affect what happens around you. It may sound far-fetched, but Scott says all he needs is the right partner.
“Just keep your eyes on our website,” he says. “You’ll see what comes out in 2012.”
CNN's "The Next List" will feature interactive artist Scott Snibbe this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Tune in!
By Doug Gross, CNN
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