Float reveals sustainability issues of places in the Australian landscape with moving and suspended panoramic vision. Click and drag your mouse over the panoramas to direct your own visual experience of the sites.
This interactive artwork has been developed from an investigation into man-made interventions to river flows so as to illustrate relationships between community and country forged by water management. All-encompassing 360º images interpret the balancing act struck between man-made structures and native bush found at the surface of intercepted waterways in South-Eastern Australia.
The online panoramic play of sustainability, virtual space and real place created by Megan Lawrence was developed during a Masters of Creative Arts by Research at the University of Technology, Sydney. Float illustrates the evolved panorama in its new media form and displays landscape unique in time and place.
Special thanks to Megan's partner Andrew Lawrence, daughter Clair and her parents for all their support, supervisor Ross Gibson and colleague Greg Ferris for their input, the many wonderful people met during field work over the past 10 years, and the Flash Panorama Player developers for building such an amazing online application of interactive panoramas. Float is best viewed on Firefox with Flash Player 9 and with a preferred monitor resolution of 1280 x 960 plus.