Scroll down to see the projects of the Science Visualization Lab of the University of Applied Arts Vienna in chronological order.

The art-sci project “Butterfly }Pieris{ Effect” aims to increase awareness of the importance of butterflies and their caterpillars for our shared ecosystems and promotes actions to save habitats of insects.

The project makes connections visible using innovative visual and interactive means. A central issue is a certain feeling for chance as well as the fuzziness and uncertainty that lies behind probability information.

Essential glucose supplies are possible through the GLUT1 transport protein directly into the brain. In order to give the topic a visual form of expression, the presented computer animation was created by the Science Visualization Lab of the University of Applied Arts Vienna in collaboration with an Austrian research team dealing with the “sugar dilemma”. The animation shows metaphorically how “the light of thought” of every human depends on the glucose molecule.


An unbelievable diversity and density of life is hidden in the unseen micro plankton world. Most of the worldwide oxygen is produced by photosynthetic plankton. Microplastic, underwater noise and climate change are damaging plankton and thereby life on Earth.


The research project C~ART consisted of workshops, called Kunst~werk~statt or Klima~taten~drang. The workshops were interdisciplinary spaces in which scientists and artists with an interest in climate change topics met productively.


Noise Aquarium utilizes 3D-scans of plankton obtained with unique scientific imaging techniques and immerses the audience in the 3D ‘aquarium’ of diverse plankton organisms. Participants should try to balance the ecosystem putting both literally and metaphorically weight on the plankton population of the world. The project consists of various videos, installation setups, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality features.

CRISPR/Cas9-NHEJ: Action in the Nucleus

The interdisciplinary collaborative project uses data from the worldwide Protein Data Bank to create an audio-visual presentation in an interactive dome setup, a stereoscopic video and a regular 2D video. Since the topic is significant for the future of humanity, immersive experiences should be considered to convey tacit knowledge of gene-editing processes to make them approachable for the general public.

Danger for the Deep

The animation indicates the problems of sound and plastic pollution in the deep down biospheres of the world.

The first Greed

The animation shows the first time one organism feeds on another to gain energy - it marks an important point in the fields of evolution, biology and philosophy. The 3D models of the Amoeba and the Paramecium are based on scanning data and references of real organisms.