Future Fauna (Nya Djur) is an interactive art installation in Augmented Reality at The Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm. A smartphone app allow the visitors to interact with the taxidermy specimens in the exhibitions showcases, the long since ceased animals come alive again and interbreed.
Find the app for iOS here and for Android here. Shortcut for those who can’t visit the Museum in person: press the Owl image in the first info prompt to get 9 animals to start breeding, You breed them by cuddling with them.
What happens with nature in virtual worlds? What zoological potentials comes with a reality freed from the implacable laws of nature? What role does human perceptions of beauty play in our interaction with non-human beings?