Imagination comes to life in Singapore’s first digital creative future space
Singapore, 4 February 2015 – Orchestrate fireworks, create one-of-a-kind aquatic creatures, or launch a jumbo jet from your hand – MOSH!, Singapore’s very first immersive edutainment facility, will showcase state-of-the-art multimedia technology to allow guests to create imaginary worlds of their own.
“MOSH! is created from the belief that imagination fuels innovation. Some of the greatest innovations for the past centuries have positively changed the way we lived and shaped our society to what we know today. It starts with the simple question of ‘what if?’. Through this new creative future space, we want children, and even adults, to gain confidence in their own creativity, and to share this creativity with others in a fun-loving environment,” said, Ms Hitomi Komuro, Director of Creative Future Park, the parent company leading the project.
A showcase of the best in technology from Japan, the digital media playground will showcase an exciting line-up of five installations from three partners. Award-winning Japanese creative studio 1→10 Holdings Inc., which has won over 150 local and international awards, including the award for Creative Use of Technology at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has come on-board to develop the edutainment installations for MOSH!. Global imaging and electronics company, Ricoh Group, which is known for its quality of technology and tradition for innovation, and leading Japanese digital technology company, Coconoe Inc, are also involved in the project.
Each technological masterpiece employs advanced gesture recognition and motion design, coupled with multi-touch detection and projection mapping capabilities to create an immersive virtual experience which is real-time, responsive and reactive.
Ms Hitomi added, “Our immersive creative space enables everyone to appreciate each other’s creativity and imagination in a shared environment. They allow us to understand how our individual choices and actions, expressed through a visible form, can affect and cause changes in others.”
The five attractions are:
Land: MOSH!cot Hide and-Seek
A multi-touch detection display containing a myriad of characters that will interact with any object you place on the surface – that includes your hand as well! Have a game of hide-and-seek with the shyest digital friends you’ll ever meet!
Air: Paper Plane Adventure
Fold and launch paper airplanes at our multi-touch detection screen and see them transform into a unique aircraft depending on the distance travelled and the force of contact. From a propeller plane to a jumbo jet, each aircraft takes visitors on a journey through different dreamscapes such as primeval jungles and canyon caves.
Sea: Doodle Aquarium
Breathe life into any hand-drawn aquatic creatures of your wildest imagination. Watch them leave your paper and come alive, interacting and making friends with other sea creatures in our larger-than-life digital aquarium!
Space: Fireworks Party
Immerse yourself in space and raise and control fireworks with your body movements. Travel across the world and orchestrate a light symphony with fellow visitors in the dark skies. Bring your creativity to our dance floor where every step leaves a trail of stardust and every movement generates an impressive visual of fireworks!
Fantasy: World of Wonder Paper App
Show us what your very own MOSH!cot would look like in the fantasy world of wonder! Colour your very own MOSH!cot and introduce them to the rest of the royalMOSH! family.
With these five attractions, MOSH! hopes that its visitors will leave the space with a deeper understanding in pattern and causality recognition, spatial intelligence, logic thinking, power of expression, and a respect for diversity.
The creative future space will be the latest addition to Sentosa’s wide array of world-class entertainment offerings. Ms Susan Ang, divisional director of Sentosa’s Island Investment and Branding team said, “MOSH! adds a new dimension to the offerings of The State of Fun, providing the entire family an opportunity to learn from digital play while spending quality time together. Its innovative use of multimedia will be sure to fascinate and appeal to a younger tech-savvy generation. We believe MOSH!will enhance the fun experiences for all on Sentosa and we look forward to the opening of this new attraction.”
For the SGD2.5 million project, Creative Future Park also partnered with several Japanese agencies including writing instruments manufacturer, Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd, which will be introducing their products outside of Japan for the first time; furniture and interior multi design awards recipient, Ichiba Co., Ltd; as well as renowned Japanese artist, Sensyu Yasuko, who is well-known for her use of colours and brush strokes that adds a child-like quality to her art.
A platform for adventure and self-discovery, MOSH! is Singapore’s first edutainment facility for the next-generation family committed to nurturing innovative leaders of tomorrow by inspiring every park visitor to live with the outlook of embracing possibilities.
MOSH! opens its doors to the public from 6th February 2016.
For more information please visit www.mosh.com.sg.