Upper Zakum Installation for Exxon

In late 2012 OA had the opportunity to create a realtime 3D visualization of the fourth largest oilfield in the world for a major Exxon via Hush as a showroom and conference piece. It was an interesting design challenge, because we had a linear story to tell through a nonlinear explorative experience.

We opted to use 5 transparent lenses as windows to which you explore the Zakum map. With them you can manipulate the timeline, see the corresponding data, and discover the unfolding story which relates to the geographic space.  OA performed custom interactive sound design using Max/Msp as well as realtime generative geometry representing the oil wells beneath the water’s surface.

See the video above to see Hush’s documentation video for the project.