Infinity Cube Bioluminescence Art Exhibit at the Birch Aquarium

Infinity Cube, an innovative exhibit featuring bioluminescence, opened April 7 at the Birch Aquarium of Scripps. In collaboration with Dr. Latz, London-based artist Iyvone Khoo has created a dark ‘sensorial space’ of light projection and sound within a reflective cube to create an immersive experience.

Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Birch Aquarium

Art is a creative way to express the beauty of nature and communicate what science seeks to understand, without the jargon and technical details. An innovative aspect of Infinity Cube is the use of haiku, a Japanese form of poetry, to communicate science concepts. Visitors learn about luminescent organisms, how bioluminescence functions as a form of communication, its chemistry, and the need for protection of bioluminescent bays. The synergy between artist and scientist provides an opportunity for engage, inspire, and explore.

Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Birch Aquarium

Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Birch Aquarium

Infinity Cube was generously supported by Patty and Rick Elkus; the interpretative component was funded by the National Science Foundation.

Local and national press has included:
Segment on CBS news
Article by the local publication Voice of San Diego.
Online piece by NBC San Diego.

Brief article by the San Diego Union-Tribune science writer

Article on Artlyst
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