Through the lenses of the Jurascope

It’s Sunday and what else could i do but pay a visit to the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin.


The 150-million-year-old skeleton of the Brachiosaurus is 12 metres high by 22 metres long (its femur alone weighs 300kg) and although i’m not at all into that Jurassic Park mania, i could hear my jaw drop to the floor.

The skeleton was unearthed by German archaeologists in east Africa before WWI and is the tallest dinosaur in any museum. It shares the space with the skeleton of a 150-million-year-old Archaeopteryx and other smaller dinosaurs’ remains.

ART+COM has designed some Jurascopes to allow visitors catch a glimpse of dinosaurs in their everyday life.

Filming what you see inside the binoculars was too tricky. Instead, i filmed the same videos but shown on a big screen.

The Jurascope works in the same way as one of Art+Com earlier projects, the Timescope, when you point its binoculars to one of the dinosaurs in the room, you see its body being filled with flesh then covered with skin and finally the animal enters what is supposed to have been its natural environment. The animated films comes with noises and roars. More the Jurascope towards another dinosaur and you’ll get another animation.


Flickr images.