Whispering Air Vents
Air vents (or something incidental that would fit within the space) that quietly whisper, enticing visitors to gather around & listen. They could talk about/mention parts of the museum or places that those listening may then head off to find together. It would create a simple, strange, shared experience, enticing collaboration or conversation between visitors.
Symbiosis & Reliance
Pairing visitors and affecting their senses in such a way that they become reliant on each other (to experience the museum) could lead to new experiences. For example, providing one participant with blacked out goggles, and one with earplugs would leave them reliant on each other to get a full sense of what’s going on
The brief – Collaboration/installation!
The conference theme is ‘The Collaborative Museum and its Challenges.’ How could you stimulate collaboration in the EXPO, through some sort of installation or intervention? (Check out what IED students did last year at a similar event.) All the usual IED technical resources are at your disposal (a fresh crop of Arduinos, sensors etc, as well as Brock, Angus and the rest of the lab team), and we can feed you relevant research about collaboration!
Some links on different methods that can be used to build a parabolic dish/reflector.
A fantastic example of making a point through making: Building weapons with materials available post airport security checks. The objects have a fantastic aesthetic – taped together hairdryers, food tubes & magazines, and re purpose consumer materials in an ingenious way.