Visual Magnetics Teams with Coral Morphologic

Magnetic display system developer Visual Magnetics, Mendon, Massachusetts, recently supplied some of its materials for a unique art display designed by a group called Coral Morphologic. The display was part of Design Miami/, an art festival held around the Art Basel fair that took place in Miami Beach, Florida in early December. Coral Morphologic’s display was an installation called “Coral Therapy.”

Coral Morphologic, an art-science endeavor formed by a marine biologist and a composer, focuses on putting together artistic displays featuring coral reef organisms. Using Visual Magnetics’ materials, Coral Morphologic created a 360-degree virtual reality film that transported viewers to a “cosmic coral universe filled with fluorescent sea anemones.” To get the full effect, the display was best viewed using an Oculus Rift 3D headset.

“It was one of the most exciting uses of our Dynamic Spaces concept that we've seen yet,” Visual Magnetics said in a press release.

Using the company’s magnetic receptive print media, graphics of the man-o-war and brain coral were overlayed with Visual Magnetics’ trademarked InvisiLock-mounted prints of zoanthid soft coral, creating the desired immersive effect on the viewers.

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