Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2019
The “Memory Koi” is a virtual koi pond created as a relaxation environment for the patients in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new Cancer Care center. Digital koi fish wander across more than 25ft of “pond” displaying different kinds of behavior. They can be calm, excited, inquisitive, or scared. At times they can school together creating a soothing animation, they can be fed by visitors, and they can even deliver messages of encouragement. Visitors can engage with the pond simply dragging their finger through the water and koi respond by following user touch.