Project Concept

Climate change is the greatest global threat to coral reef ecosystems. Scientific evidence now clearly indicates that the Earth's atmosphere and ocean are warming and that these changes are primarily due to greenhouse gases derived from human activities. Warmer water temperatures can result in coral bleaching. When water is too warm, corals will expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching. When a coral bleaches, it is not dead. Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under more stress and are subject to mortality.

Design Content

Coral reefs, usually known for their vibrant colors, face a stark reality in the era of global warming. Algal blooms hinder photosynthesis, resulting in coral bleaching and a fading ecosystem. This is a consequence of climate change. These once-thriving ecosystems need rejuvenation. This exhibit combines coral sounds with experimental animation, conveying the imperative of saving and restoring coral reefs and highlighting the urgency of preserving these fragile environments.




Mingwang Cao(Video Developer/Team leader)
Mingwang is responsible for post-production synthesis and video processing.

Shuting Ye(Concept and Video Creator)
Shuting Ye is responsible for concept planning and scripting, as well as video production.

Yuyu Sun(Concept Researcher)
Yuyu Sun is responsible for exploring concepts and scripts for coral video.

Qiuhan Chen(Video Creator)
Qiuhan Chen is responsible for creating touchdesigner effects in video.

Zhuofan Dong(Concept Researcher)
Zhuofan Dong is responsible for exploring concepts and scripts for coral video.