Interactive Terracotta Warrior

Interactive Terracotta Warrior

On display at the Moesgaard Museum in Denmark, a recent projection mapping exhibit allows visitors to interact directly with a group of Chinese Terracotta Warriors.

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terracotta warrior 3Visitors can customize the colors of each part of the warrior’s uniform, choosing from colors that were similar to those seen in the actual terracotta statues found in the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi’s tomb.  Once customization of the warrior is complete, the visitar can choose for that terracotta warrior to join the rest of the warriors projected behind the display statue, leaving the statue warrior in the forefront of the exhibit a blank canvas for the next visitor.
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The project was a collaboration between CAVI Aarhus University and Moesgaard Museum.

Mallory Casperson
Rocket scientist, turned entrepreneur and accidental projection mapping expert. When not writing about projection mapping or at NASA working on high temperature metal fatigue, you can find her own nonprofit social enterprise at