When I’m at a museum standing in front of an articulated skeleton, I can’t help imagine the advantages that interactive illustrations will bring to transferring understanding of creatures such as this Plateosaurus from the Loewentor museum in Stuttgart. I imagine rotating a specimen not just vertically, but horizontally. Playing with its jaw, pulling on its snout with inverse kinetic chains running realtime down its neck and scrubbing about the phylogenetic timeline.
There will be some disadvantages too, of course – and standing in front of real stone will always be irreplaceable. To do it even a tad bit of justice with my amateur video shoot, I’ve stabilized the footage in post.