Microtropolis
Launch of microsoft 8 with Moment Factory
Installations
Interactive
Type 
Interactive installation
Director
Thibaut Duverneix
Client
Moment Factory

To mark the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 in late October 2012, New York agency Mother asked Moment Factory to help bring to life a giant miniature replica of Manhattan called “Microtropolis”.

The team met the challenge by contributing with a huge sun/moon installation that rose and set over the city, giving visitors the illusion of a scaled passage of time, 1 minute equalling 1 hour. This 4-foot animated celestial body played a central role in creating an immersive experience for those wandering the streets and avenues of the 160-foot version of New York City. Using an intricate system of scanners and live streaming.