So many funny and inspiring ideas were shown when students from Roskilde University (RUC) presented their ideas and prototypes about interaction with installations to communicate knowledge and experience about maritime archeology and the viking age. It all took place in the Viking Ship Museum maritime archeology experimentarium in close collaboration with Troels Andresen, computer scientist and active member of Experience Lab RUC, and Mads Rosendahl, also computer scientist from the People and Technology department at the university.
A group of students highlighted a silhouette of a war ship on the ceiling of the Maritime Archeology Exhibition.
A very dramatic installation was created by a group of students who used many different senses to communicate a sense of the viking age, for instance, sound, light, music, artefacts. Below: the magic sword.
The water has risen steadily since the Stone Ages; much archeological evidence of the Stone Ages is therefore “hidden” below sea level. To gain knowledge about sunken villages the students created a prototype of an installation to show how sea level and topology have changed over the past 20.000 years.
Experience Lab researchers, our research assistant, and students from the HUM-TEK education have been actively involved with the design and development of a new exhibition about maritime archeology at the Viking Ship museum Roskilde. Not least, Steffens and Troel’s efforts have helped to realize the exhibition.
The exhibition soon opens to the public, and the coming opening is celebrated with an invitation to participants who have been actively involved with the development: April 28, 2017. We look forward to take part in the celebration 😉
We have many things going at the moment in ExLab: the Italian pictures exhibition at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen, the FAB LAB initiative, the Viking Ship museum project, the BiMus Roskilde development project committee, the Orange Innovation network, a FKK post.doc application, a further development of the ExCylinder, and future application ideas.
This Tuesday we discussed all of these activities to find our paths. Several new applications are in the pipeline at the moment (Italienske billeder, Havhingsten, Landgangsbroen, Lyd, Intelligent spaces for teaching and learning), and John mentioned that some of the themes of the EU program “Horizon 2020” appear to be relevant to ExLab research. So, “why not give it a try” was his implicit question – we will discuss this question at our next meeting, December 11 😉
We also discussed the newly started FAB LAB at RUC and the question of how to further develop the relationship between ExLab and FAB LAB. It was mentioned and agreed upon that we should call attention to needs for equipment and also make visible in the FAB LAB some of the many activities of ExLab.
John and I each gave a presentation of the ideas, projects and the technology when visiting the research lab “Limsi” in Paris. I introduced our visions and projects and John talked about the technological set-up and the generic system architecture.