CURIOSITY CREATES NEW TECHNOLOGY

08.02.2020
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MAGNETISM, ELECTRICITY AND THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
In 2020, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the scientist H.C. Ørsted’s discovery of the relation between electricity and magnetism. This discovery is the focal point of the new exhibition "Curiosity Creates New Technology" at the Steno Museum situated in the green campus area of Aarhus university. The exhibition consists of two main areas - one section about H. C. Ørsted and his research into the interplay between magnetism and electricity, and another section, shaped as a 12 meters long tunnel, explaining the electromagnetic spectrum. 
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AND INTERACTION
Kollision collaborated with Steno Museum on designing an experience-oriented way of communicating H.C. Ørsted’s research, as well as an interactive and vibrant dissemination of the huge scale and diversity in applications of the electromagnetic spectrum. In the H. C. Ørsted area we combine traditional exhibition elements with hands-on interaction, letting the visitors play with different configurations of magnetism and electricity, and thus enabling the visitor to rediscover H. C. Ørsted’s findings. Moving on, you continue into the section about the electromagnetic spectrum, materialized through more contemporary technologies that build upon H. C. Ørsted’s fundamental experiments. This is achieved by a long mirror wall with bright UV-lit graphics illustrating the range from the large-scale radio waves to short-wave radiation. Walking through the tunnel the visitor activates lit openings behind the mirror surface, revealing small exhibition showcases with everyday objects relating to the electromagnetic spectrum. 
OUR ROLE
Kollision designed the exhibition in collaboration with Steno Museum. In addition Kollision developed and programmed the software and infrastructure controlling the interactive tunnel. Michael Vork built the complete exhibition, except the hands-on stations in the H. C. Ørsted area which are all made by Steno Museum. 
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Photo: © Søren Kjeldgaard, Science Museerne
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