The Living Reef


07 Mar –
20 Mar 2020

Saturday 7 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday 8 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday 10 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday 14 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday 15 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday 20 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Science and Engineering Centre (P Block)
QUT Gardens Point Campus
2 George St, Brisbane, Qld 4000
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A digital marine ecosystem, The Living Reef is an immersive underwater interactive experience of the Great Barrier Reef. This innovative project features hyper-realistic digital content created by The Cube studio. For example, the fish have been programmed with complex artificial intelligence (AI) controlling their behaviours. This AI system gives each fish a purpose which replicates fish behaviour in the wild – fish can look for food, avoid being eaten, or even swim in schools!

The Living Reef features interactive on-screen activities. Turtle Tangle allows visitors to cut away ghost nets to help to free a turtle and Reef Ranger allows visitors to navigate RangerBot – an underwater vehicle developed by QUT's Professor Matthew Dunbabin.


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