Working with Microsoft’s HoloLens team in 2016, Jack specified the biological and behavioral details of a holographic Tyrannosaurs rex and a Triceratops— every detail was developed according to Jack’s latest theories on how dinosaurs really looked and moved, resulting in two amazing holograms that are remarkably different than any dinosaurs ever seen before. See these HoloLens dinosaurs in action and an informal interview with Jack on creating this vision with Microsoft:
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Jack Horner’s creative and scientific input on all three of the Jurassic Park films, followed by Jurassic World in 2015, has been instrumental in showing how real science can influence decisions about how dinosaurs are represented in popular film. Jack continues this partnership with Universal Studios as the scientific advisor for the Jurassic World Sequel slated for release in the summer of 2018. Discover this great interview with Jack on the Jurassic World website.
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The Closest You'll Ever Be to Living Dinosaurs…
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Guests can get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.
Produced by Imagine Exhibitions in 2015, they described the experience as follows:
Immersive design places you in the most iconic scenes from the compelling Jurassic movie franchise complete with the world’s most sophisticated animatronic dinosaurs. Created in conjunction with Paleontologist Jack Horner, Universal Studios, and The Creature Technology Company, this is the closest you will ever get to living dinosaurs.
Imagine Exhibitions toured Jurassic World: The Exhibition to the Melbourne Museum, Australia, in 2016, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 2017, and the Field Museum in 2018.
Victory Hill Exhibitions purchased the Exhibition in 2018 and working closely with Universal, has continued to improve the experience. They have toured widely in Europe and Asia since 2018, with plans to tour in the U.S. and beyond in the near future.
Jack continues to consult with Victory Hill Exhibitions as the Jurassic World: The Exhibition tours throughout the world.
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HSG owns these two wonderful creatures and their technological assets. We are hoping to bring them along into experiences with developers and partners.
In partnership with Merge VR and NextGen Interactions , in 2017 we launched our DinoDigger app for use with the Merge Cube, the “world’s first interactive holographic toy you can hold in your hand.” Compatible with both IOS and Android, our app can be used on your phone with the Merge Cube for an amazing, augmented reality experience, or with Merge VR/AR Goggles for the thrill of virtual reality.
To develop the app, Horner Science Group worked closely with NextGen Interactions, which specializes in virtual reality—consulting, design, and implementation.
The app will let users become Dino Digger adventurers, guided, of course, by Jack Horner. With virtual travel possibilities to different regions of the world to hunt for dinosaurs, our app will be not only loads of fun but a rich learning experience by letting users dig for dinosaurs, just as real scientists do.
"We're virtual and augmented reality specialists that push the boundaries of imagination, merging the physical and digital worlds to build toys, games, and universes that are fun, accessible and appropriate for everyone, ages 10+.
Merge VR will feature all Merge Cube apps, including ours, in its curated library of virtual and augmented reality experiences, the Merge Miniverse (www.Miniverse.io)"
Horner Science Group is thrilled to be partnering with BASE Hologram on the development of an interactive exhibition experience that will break new ground in terms of visitor experience, while delivering the latest scientific theories from Jack Horner showcasing holographic, augmented and cross reality technologies at its grandest. As BASE describes it, they “combine advanced holographic cinema with stage craft to astonish every spectator by suspending disbelief. In a BASE Hologram production, audiences are not watching a show, they are drawn into an ultra-realistic experience where fantasy becomes reality and life comes back to the stage.” Come prepared to marvel as dinosaurs come to life!
What could be a better theme for taking audiences to another world than dinosaurs? Jack Horner’s Dinosaurs: Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Prehistoric! is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2019 and will tour globally.
Partnering with a company who has such a compelling vision for an experience that museum and family attraction audiences will never forget is a perfect fit for us in terms of the values of our brand and our wish to communicate authentic science in thrilling ways.