Ground Truth – Fire, Flood and Human Endeavour

An immersive exploration of place and change


Ground Truth is inspired by the science of remote sensing: using data from satellites, airborne sensors and ground-based platforms to map and monitor vast landscapes, and how they change over time.

In a unique collaboration, media artist Grania Kelly has teamed with Queensland Government remote sensing scientists and visualisation experts at QUT Institute for Future Environments to bring this mapping to life.

Satellite imagery and datasets of Queensland regions that have experienced dramatic, sometimes rapid change in the past 30 years have been time-lapsed and then linked to motion sensitive technologies and a creative soundscape to engross the audience in an intuitive, place-based interaction. This new sensory experience allows audiences to orchestrate their own dynamic 'ground truth' experience, while encouraging scientific discovery at the same time.

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