Concept, Art & Creative Direction

A data driven immersive experience to discover the effects of ocean acidification on marine life.



Oceans cover approximately 71% of the Earth and support every living being's life, yet they remain mostly unknown and taken for granted. With this project I wanted to dive deeper, from the surface to the deepest depths, and learn to understand and love this key ecosystem. Grasping the extent of the effects of our actions has been a dazzling yet sad journey that has to be told and shared. I chose a visual style that could express the beauty and fragility of marine ecosystem, and one that could reach the imaginations of users and draw them into this incredible story.

A climate data experiment as part of Heartbeat of the Earth.


An interactive story using Point Cloud and data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that focuses on the Oceans and their acidification due to the rise of global temperatures and CO2.


From pre-industrial revolution to 2100, explore the devastating effects CO2 levels are having on Ocean animals and species - corals bleaching, fish disappearing, shells dissolving, jellyfish booming and a new breed of sea creature 'the anthropocene animal' starts to populate our oceans...


Scientific validation: Frederic Gazeau (Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche)


The artist interpreted the data from NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the WMO, World Meteorological Organization.

The website was developed by New Chromantics and commissioned by Google Arts & Culture to be part of their Experiments.​

© 2020 by Cristina Tarquini