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Permanent interactive installation

Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia

Milan, May 2014

 

Science has its own history. Just how many thoughts, doubts, trials hide behind the umbrella discipline of scientific, technological and industrial research?

The permanent interactive installation The Voices of Science, organized in Milan’s Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, reveals a wealth of secrets and curiosities, interesting or long-forgotten events that shaped the history of science, industry and technology.

The visitor physically enters an enclosed space; there is a gigantic projection and the visitor ‘meets’ a virtual archivist, apparent through a hint of a moving shadow.

The archivist is intent on tidying a universe of documents floating in space. The interface for the interaction with the projected images is a number of files aligned along the wall.

Pulling out one of the files, the cloud of documents projected into the room assumes an orderly arrangement, while the voices of two actors, true ‘voices of science’ activated by the visitor’s gestures, interpret some fragments of history hidden between the pages in the files through a drama-based review of the documents.

 

Project

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

 

in collaboration with 

Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno-CNR

 

with support from

Fondazione Cariplo

 

Interactive installation

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Collaborators

Vittorio Cuculo

Marina Cinciripini

 

Voices

Rossella Rapisarda

Matteo Lanfranchi

 

Photos

Mauro Angelantoni

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