Playable Earth

Disrupting the status quo of Earth Observation Visualisation through immersion and interaction.

This project aims to explore novel ways of visualising and interacting with satellite-originated Earth observation data and analytics using modern game development environments. The goal is to develop novel modalities for extended reality (XR) display and interrogation of selected data, including near real-time observations. The project will be open-ended and speculative, and will document its progress through this creative research journal and video demonstrations. It will also consider the potential of using platforms such as the National Broadband Network and 5G to distribute scientific knowledge and enquiry. The project will be informed by the Capability Demonstrators under development by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre, which focus on enhancing disaster resilience, water quality monitoring and situational awareness across the Indian, Pacific and Southern Ocean regions.

ANAT Bespoke Residency

This is a bespoke residency established between ANAT and a host institution. The residency is hosted by the SmartSat CRC at the Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.


Dr Peter Morse (Computational researcher and experimental media artist)

Bio: https://www.petermorse.com.au/about/

Prof Christopher Fluke (SmartSat Professorial Chair, Swinburne University of Technology)

Bio: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/researcher-profile/?id=cfluke