As part of a cooperation project between Mediasphere For Nature and werk5, an original specimen of a saltwater crocodile was digitised by means of a 3D scan and reproduced as a full-size 3D model. Thanks to the built-in Multi-Sense-Box visitors learn more about the characteristics of the crocodile via audio feedback by touching one of the four sensory points.
Digitalisate = new narratives?
In the pandemic, digital copies were at times the only access to art and museum exhibits. Nevertheless, they will not be able to replace the magic of the original. How to form a new narrative from both worlds is shown in this cooperation project with the Mediasphere for Nature of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.
The original crocodile was 3D scanned and captured via photogrammetry. The 3D model was then processed on the computer and prepared for production. During assembly, it was equipped with a sensor system that triggers audio feedback when touched, so the exhibit provides barrier-free access to further information. In this way, tactile exploration and audio feedback are combined to create a learning experience that is better remembered through the two-senses principle.
In this way, you combine tactile, auditory and visual mediation offers in one exhibit, barrier-free and smart.
If you exploit the process of digitising an exhibit, e.g. with photogrammetry, further narrative forms become possible. The AR application developed by Interactive Scape recognises the object with the help of the tablet’s camera, covers it with the original texture and starts the animation. The exhibit serves as a real anchor and complements the digital information, e.g. interesting facts about the skin, which can also be explored tactilely.
Now you just have to decide which knowledge you want to convey.