by Lisa Moren
“Under the Bay” tells the story of a world beneath the surface of the Chesapeake Bay and all of the marine estuaries and oceans. In this augmented reality project, a user can point their cell phone at the water — or anywhere in the world — like a microscope and see and hear the hidden invisibilities under the Chesapeake Bay. When they do, a series of contemplative stories, humor and the magical wonder between humans and non-humans species emerge that are told by Lisa Moren with music by electronic composer Dan Deacon.
Live temperature, oxygen levels, and other data are streamed live into the project. This allows the stories, images and electronic music to be driven and move with the conditions of the live water. Therefore, stories change over time and seasons.
Behind the scenes, marine biologist Dr. Tsetso Bachvaroff share’s his expertise on the Bay water and invisible organisms. Dinoflagellates and diotons produce most of the world’s oxygen and are the ancestors of humans by hundreds of millions of years. They will likely outlive us but in the meantime reveal their remarkable survival strategies.
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