In the newly designed Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport media stations with touch screens make it possible to explore themes relating to road traffic through texts, images, films and games. Installations with projections offer an insight into visions of mobility in the past and today. Multimedia stations allow visitors to take rides that would be too dangerous to experience under real road traffic conditions. iart was responsible for the media planning and coordination of the tender of production.
iart planned and realised two interactive books and a 3D model for the Charterhouse in Ittingen. Read More
Based on the concept by Atelier Brückner, iart planned the interactive installations of the new exhibition ‘Children’s Science Park’ at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. The exhibition will spread over an area of 2′500 m2. It will address children between 3 and 7 years of age and treat the rainbow as its central topic. In a colourful world, children can make flowers bloom, paint trees in seasonal colours or become part of a movie by interacting with its characters. Read More
The Swiss pavilion at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai was covered by a semi-transparent façade that used cutting-edge solar technology to produce energy that was released in LED flashes, thus making solar rays visible as a creative force.
The numbers and constellations of flashing LEDs and the length of time for which they emit light varied according to the intensity and angle of the incoming light: the LEDs flashed singly, casted coloured shadows on the wall behind and moved in swarms or other formations across the façade. After the end of the exhibition, the cells were recycled and distributed mainly in China, but also worldwide. Today, they are continuing their communicative role in households of previous visitors of the Swiss pavilion.
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Looks pretty good so far, right? Even better: Material costs only add up to 350$, and everything that is used is available technology. A projector, a camera with face detection and you’re ready to go. “Sixth sense” is a project of the “fluid interfaces group” at the media lab of the MIT in Boston. iart has also been experimenting with new interfaces, but more so in augmented reality. One of our research projects is lifeClipper, a project with Jan Torpus, where we provided the technical solution as the main economic partner.
Even though “Einstein” was already on (unfortunately in german), the whole show is available online at SF1 and the feature on LEDs here on our website. Further episodes of “Einstein wills wissen” can be watched on the website of “Einstein”, and there is also the possiblity of subscribing to the show on itunes.
The segment on LEDs, which was shot here at iart, is available right after the click.
How does a LED work and what makes it different from a light bulb?
To shine some light on these and other questions, a team from the science magazin “Einstein” of national broadcaster SF1 visited us. Our studio set the stage for the “Was steckt drin?” (What’s inside?) segment of the show during one day.
Several experiments had been prepared to show that light does not necessarily equal light. Iart was chosen on the grounds of our yearlong expertise in the areas of media art, lighting and scenography. Of course we are delighted.
For the permanent exhibition ‘focusTerra’ in the atrium of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich, iart conceived the mediation and planned the media technology. The exhibition was designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen. The topics ‘Dynamics of the Earth’, ‘Treasures of the Earth’ and ‘Archives of the Earth’ are presented on the three floors of the pavilion.