Interactive display windows at the Toy Worlds Museum Basle

Between 22nd October 2016 and 2nd April 2017 the Toy Worlds Museum Basle will show the special exhibition „The girl and the sea, Thousands of years old, mysterious depictions of sea creatures – Florence Gottet collection“.

[Translate to Englisch:] interactive shopping window
© Sven Beham © Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
[Translate to Englisch:] pass-by interaktion am schaufenster
© Sven Beham © Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

A special interactive media installation in the museum’s shopping windows is now announcing this special event in a playful way.

Passersby on the Barfüsserplatz are caught by surprise and literally enter into the scene displayed behind the store window. Camera- and laser-based sensors detect every movement of the people acting in front of the window. The software solution >living surface< provided by vertigo systems transforms the user’s activity instantly into information and playful animations related to the subjects of the exhibition. Large, seamless LED-daylight-screens display the content bright, crisp and colorful – drawing people’s attention from the entire city square.

The interactive content contains a preview on the precious artifacts that will be presented in the upcoming exhibition and is offering a descent down into fantastic interactive underwater worlds. Concept, design and management of this project have come from the swiss company Gimmick Studios AG.


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