Cyber Super

The Skin of Ruins

The Skin of Ruins is a continuously changing environment.

Each visitor is able to see the changes it undergoes. The future of this universe is uncertain: any user interaction may cause this ecosystem to decline and then disappear.

Visitors can fly over it without fear of having an impact on it. On the other hand, a simple click can have disastrous consequences on its development. Fortunately, another entity is floating on the surface. If you come into contact with it, it will give you the ability to change shadows into light. Taking care of it so that others can benefit from it.

This virtual planet is part of ZKM | Karlsruhe’s digital exhibition, Critical Zone, Observatory for Earthly Politics, curated by Bruno Latour.
In 2022, The Skin of Ruins was acquired by ZKM | Karlsruhe as part of their permanent collection.

Made with Fabien Léaustic, Kim Boutin and David Broner

🌍 visit the planet 🌍

8 different organisms live and evolve on this planet

You can either destruct the planet and stop organism evolution...

...or take care of it. Your choice :)

The 6 firsts month of evolution
Each color from beige to dark green is a different organism
Red parcels are destructed by visitors