change digital – coding for kids


An interactive educational exhibit designed by studiofish to explain how changing computer code changes what appears on a computer screen. The exhibit takes the form of a projected virtual fish tank with two consoles. The cartoon host, Doc Cod, helps visitors select a fish and then use the controls in his lab to help alter the fish’s code. This visible pseudo code instructs the computer what the fish does and what it looks like. Visitors can then run the altered code to see how the fish has changed its appearance and its activities.

Launched July 2000

Currently exhibited in the Wellcome Wing of the Science Museum, London, UK