Interaction Design for “Spaceship Earth”, an exhibition produced jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Ars Electronica
The arrangement of the exhibition space is an allusion to the elliptical orbits of satellites. Positioned around a rotating globe are steles that can be freely turned on their axis, and thereby spin off an innovative interaction metaphor. Exhibition visitors making their rounds about the steles become globetrotters viewing the most fascinating spots on Earth, and they can conveniently utilize multi-touch surfaces to access in-depth information about these impressive images. Questions having to do with the location of the pictured areas, technical details about the sensors and visualization techniques, as well as the superordinated context of a particular image are treated in an interactive narrative structure.
Project Credits: Gerald Priewasser-Höller, Benjamin Olsen, Pascal Maresch, Kristina Maurer, Patrick Müller, Ali Nikrang, Dietmar Peter, Andreas Pramböck, Stefan Rozporka, Markus Wipplinger & Garamantis