Tuesday, December 11, 2018

University of Zurich Zoological Museum exhibit «Insects - essential to life!»

The Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich, Switzerland has just opened the doors of a new special exhibit "Insects - essential to life!". It will be on display December 11, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

Included in this is a video with some of my best multispectral works, which my partner for this, animation artist Robin Noorda, has converted into a video presentation, named "Insecta Spectra".

Some insects (butterflies, Bees, ...) and also some animals (birds, fish, degus,..) are able to see ultraviolet (UV) light. Bees for instance can see Green and Blue and UV, but no RED, but butterflies and birds can see Red, Green and Blue and UV, so both can see what we humans cannot see - UV. To make that visible for us humans, I developed a special filtering and optical mapping method, which allows to simulate, how we would see the world, if we had such special UV receptive eyes.

Have a look at the preview video clip [click]:

Certainly and exhibit worth visiting with the whole family!

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos

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