MoMu Explorer

These days museums have large parts of their collection locked away in huge archives. The Fashion Museum of Antwerp (MoMu) transforms this problem in one of their strengths by digitally unlocking their hidden treasures to the public. The interactive wall was initiated by Studio Dos Santos. Under his guidance MoMu assigned Lab101 to set up a team to work on the concept, creative and technical challenges. To reach a large audience the wall was installed outside the museum which makes it accessible during closing hours. See all credits.

We designed a bespoke interface with a low learning curve

“All the capactive foils gave us a maximum of 80 simultaneous touches. Which is more than enough for the physical area.”

    “From past experiences we learned to focus on quick and explorative interactions. Designing these kind of experiences involves a new way of designing. Instead of outputting a number of static design files, and Neuroproductions worked close on a number of interactive prototypes. These software prototypes were tested on Holocubes hardware prototype creating an constant feedback loop for the people at MoMu.”

    “More than 1000 collection items or available and accessible by a interesting collection of tags and relations. This limited but straightforward way of exploring makes the exploration effortless and fun for the public.”

    “As it’s a semi-outdoor setup we couldn’t rely on popular optical touch technology but had to experiment with capacitive touch. Multiple capacitive foils or very sensitive for interference from their neighbour foils and other hardware. Therefore we put a lot of effort and research in minimizing the noise on the different panels. With success we eliminated more than 90% of the initial noise.”

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      We guided the entire installation on site

      Development, Concept, Tech Coordination

      Lab101 (rapid-media)

      Development, Concept

      Design, Concept

      Production / hardware research

      High-performance video rendering

      Initial concept, coordination

      Support structure, buildup


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