Babology uses curiosity and mystery to investigate instinct, interaction, and wonder by integrating children’s imaginations with the Movement Lab’s technology. Guy de Lancey, the Lab's studio manager, designer, and technologist, following Fernand Deligny’s ideas around the ‘Mapping of Wander Lines’, leads the Lab’s creative team in constructing new worlds with projection, kinect motion capture and audio for toddlers and their parents to engage with.
Special thanks to Melanie Hibbert, Director of Sloat Media Center and IMATS, for inviting her daughter’s class from Rita Gold’s Early Childhood Center of Teachers College, Columbia University. The kids took to the space, interacting with projected representations of themselves on the walls, chasing a giant floor “squid,” and finding rest under blue spotlights near the Lab's perimeter. In its essence, Babology is about marvel, the unknown, about how 'children accomplish the renewal of existence in a hundred unfailing ways', and suspending moments of wonder for people of all ages.