Vienna Museum of Science and Technology

Interactive installations in the newly opened exhibition: ‘Climate.Knowledge.Action!’

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With the opening of the exhibition ‘Climate.Knowledge.Action!’ on March 13, 2024, at the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology, Ars Electronica Solutions focuses on the topics of climate change, space research, and earth observation. In collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA), interactive installations have been developed.


A touch-table, developed in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), allows museum visitors to navigate through specially prepared satellite images and compare them based on different questions.


To raise awareness of the challenges facing their own city, elevation model , developed specifically for Vienna in collaboration with the DLR and ESA, presents comprehensive data on topics such as remote sensing, land use, traffic, and air quality. Through changing projections controlled by visitors via a touchscreen, this data is visualized. Additionally, the user interface enables a fascinating research journey through visual data, satellite images, and information tailored to the model. The elevation model can be found both at the Ars Electronica Center Linz and in the (Φ) Experience of ESA. The latter is a visitor center in the (Φ) Lab of ESRIN, the future laboratory of earth observation in Frascati. Ars Electronica Solutions was significantly involved in the entire exhibition.


Furthermore, the space exhibition area at the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology has been expanded with an installation. A touchscreen provides information about satellites, rockets, and facilities of the European Space Agency (ESA) and its 22 member states.

The three new installations at the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology focus on ‘Science Experience’: immersive designs and playful applications make complex research data the starting point for fascinating journeys into the world of science.

Event Award

The exhibition ‘Climate.Knowledge.Action!’ discusses the causes and connections of the climate crisis from various perspectives and encourages visitors to link local and global developments.

Project Credits:
Stefan Dorn, David Holzweber, Harald Moser, Roland Stampfer, Gregor Woschitz
Gudrun Ratzinger / TMW, Jochen Henning / TMW, Robert Meisner / ESA, Nils Sparwasser / DLR
©️ Technisches Museum Wein / Sebastian Weißinger
Foto Credits:
Hannah Bachl/ Ars Electronica, TMW
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