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Design an interactive space - 2 meters square - for Expolab project

Posted Mar 25 2010 4:00pm
My source: DESRIST discussion LinkedIn

Hello DESRIST members.

This is about an interactive design project, and the folks at Citilab are very interested in design research. Check it out if you're interested.


Letting you know that Citilab Cornella has an open call for exhibits that explore digital technology for their new project "Expolab". This experiment challenges designers to design 1 or more Expolab cubes with interactives that explore how new digital media and tech affects how we share memories, connect, travel through time and space, work, and experience safety. An opportunity to experiment, and work with the brilliant Expolab team Irene Lapuente, Ramon Sangüesa, and Astrid Lubsen of Citilab.

Start with the cubed 2mx2m space, then modify the space/walls as needed to make it experimental and interactive. Spaces will be equipped with electric and internet connections if needed. Citilab will build 6 of these and put them on display in Barcelona. Expolab cubes can have any number of walls, you can design the whole thing as long as it fits in 2mx2m. The Tech Virtual hosts free 3D prototyping space in Second Life for you to build or document your entry ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Tech%202/160/211/33 ). If you'd prefer to use your own tools that's fine too, just upload your screenshots after creating a project at
http://thetechvirtual.org/projects/expolab

Full design brief at http://thetechvirtual.org/projects/expolab/expolab-brief-3.pdf

Looking forward to some new input on this experimental venture! Expolab team comes online for live design reviews Thursdays at 13:00 EST / 10:00 PST / and 18:00 CET (Barcelona). Did I miss anything? Send a note to rketner[at]thetech.org

About Expolab: http://expolab.net/eng/?page_id=5
"Expolab is a new way to understand exhibitions. It is a laboratory devoted to researching and creating new exhibitions in the area of technology, innovation, science and design, which are the main focus of work at Citilab. Expolab raises the possibility of creating exhibitions with strong citizen participation and contribution from the very beginning of an exhibition, and not just using the audience as providers of feedback once the exhibitions is one. This represents a new challenge within the world of museums and exhibitions.

Additional links:

5th DESRIST Conference Design Science Research http://desrist2010.iwi.unisg.ch/

Sciences knowledge domain: Virtual Reality, Visualization resources
(suggestions, reports of broken links appreciated):

http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk/linksTwo.htm
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