Sketch Smart Town

teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital Installation

Sketch Smart Town

teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital Installation

This city is a Smart Town of the future—created from pictures drawn by visitors. Draw a picture on paper of whatever you'd like to add to the town: a car, a building, even a UFO or spaceship. The picture you drew will then come to life inside the town, and a giant city will be created right before your eyes. The town features renewable energy sources: hydroelectric, solar, wind, and forest-derived (biomass) energy generators. By touching the town you can influence the weather, activating the various energy generating sources and prompting the town to grow and develop. Touch a frog, for example, and rain will fall, generating power at the hydroelectric dam and causing the town to shine with light. The town is built from the drawings everyone creates, and through the power of natural energy it becomes brighter and richer —teaching visitors and inspiring them to learn about natural energy and natural power sources.