Case Studies

Museum / Exhibition

“Connected Worlds” at New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has launched the interactive “Connected Worlds” exhibition to encourage visitors to think about environmental sustainability. Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projectors create fantastic scenery with a revolutionary approach.

Why Choose Panasonic Projectors?

  • - High 20,000 & 12,000 lumen brightness and superb picture quality provide vivid and sharp images.
  • - The Multi-Screen Support System and Geometric Adjustment functions provide seamless edge-blended images on the curved surfaces.
  • - The compact and lightweight form factors and wide variety of lenses enable the projectors to be installed in various locations to provide complete coverage.

The nation’s leading science and technology centers bring excitement and understanding to science, technology, engineering, and math.

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair in the New York City borough of Queens and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year. It presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.
Connected Worlds, launched in the iconic Great Hall, is a groundbreaking new exhibition presenting interactive ecosystems mainly aimed at children, but also engaging for adults.

A large-scale immersive, interactive ecosystem
across the walls

“Connected Worlds” (by Design I/O LLC) is a huge interactive installation spread across a 2,300-square-foot floor with a 38-foot-high waterfall and an animated ecosystem. The installation has six interconnected environments: jungle, desert, wetlands, mountain valley, reservoir, and plains.
Visitors can use physical logs to divert water flowing across the floor from the waterfall into the different environments, where they can then use their hands to plant seeds. As the different environments bloom, creatures will appear based on the health of the environment and the type of plants growing in it. If multiple environments are healthy the creatures will migrate between them causing an interesting chain reactions of behaviors.

Physical logs guide streams of water flowing on the floor and visitors actions influence the digital oasis.

Bringing such a huge exhibition to fruition was a long process and has been realized by using 19 Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projectors.
Since the projectors had to be mounted in various positions and alignments, their compact bodies and the wide variety of lenses were of great advantage. And the PT-DZ21K and PT-DZ13K models provide a Multi-Screen Support System and Geometric Adjustment function for projection on specially shaped surfaces.
The exhibit runs all year long for 5 to 6 hours a day, seven days a week. So, durability and a high level of reliability minimize maintenance labor and strongly support continuous operation.

The PT-DZ21K and PT-DZ13K projectors are deployed in various positions to create a unique exhibition.

Virtual exploration brings to life the interconnectedness of different environments

In the historic and iconic Great Hall, visitors look across a panorama of virtual scenery and see that their gestures, movements and decisions have effects on the environments. The exhibit encourages visitors to think about environmental sustainability by demonstrating how actions in one location can have consequences on another. The latest interactive technology combined with Panasonic’s projectors result in a revolutionary and engaging display.

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Location

New York Hall of Science (Queens New York, USA)

Equipment installed

  • 3-Chip DLP™ projector PT-DZ21K x 9 units
  • 3-Chip DLP™ projector PT-DZ13K x 10 units