interactive award

Our Connected Worlds exhibition has won the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Award in the Interactive category. Steve Uzzo, NYSCI’s chief scientist, and Geralyn Abinader, NYSCI’s creative producer, accepted the award at a ceremony held at the Harvard Art Museum in Boston, Mass. on September 21.

Connected Worlds is a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O, a creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive installations, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the premier research lab for social and environmental models and sustainability indicators. The exhibition opened last year and immerses visitors in a digitally rendered experience where their gestures and movements affect the digital environment.

The Jackson Hole Science Media Awards celebrate the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 25 special awards. More than 115 international judges screened an aggregated 2100+ hours in order to select the finalist films.