I saw The Cube!

I flew up to Brisbane to finally see The Cube in person! What a great space. Amazed at the quality of screen resolution close up, and how the screens don’t smudge! They are specially-made so they don’t smudge.

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The zone our installation will be in is the first screen space at the opening of the building. So good (and mixed) traffic. It isn’t a dedicated space though. This is fine, but it means if we get the motion-sensing happening it will have to work with non-intentional triggering. For instance: not all people close to the robots will be approaching the robots.

Watching kids playing with the screens, it is clear that height is important. There needs to be things down below as well as high. We spoke about the special bus posters that are designed for kids to see things at their own height, and how different experiences can happened at different heights.

The senior curator of The Cube, Lubi Thomas, gave some guidance: make it something that can only happen in the digital realm. People love playing with gravity in the science installation. What is something people cannot do outside the digital realm?… Lots more taken in, but these are some quick thoughts to share…

 

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