Technology brings drawings to life

Pictured is the Sketch Aquarium.

Interactive digital technology will breathe life into children’s drawings at teamLab’s Future Park exhibition at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed from Saturday September 23 to Wednesday January 31, next year.

The exhibition, which will be in South Africa for the first time, has seen more than four million children across the world play in an ever-changing digital environment while they develop their fine motor skills.

The exhibition’s interactive activities will captivate the imagination and introduce young ones to the wonders of technology by using scanners and sensors to make each child’s colourful drawings come to life in a digital universe.

At the sketch aquarium, children can colour in fish and other water creatures, scan them and watch as they swim about with other children’s creations across a floor-to-ceiling digital screen.

Children will also encounter a sketch town where they can draw a car and see it drive around in a town, a light-ball orchestra filled with large balls that change colour and music as they touch it, a colourful game of hopscotch, a town they build and digitally connect, as well as a table where little people come alive.

After the Cape Town run, the exhibition will move to Johannesburg.

For more information go to www.futureparksa.co.za

Tickets can be booked through Computicket.