ZEISS Museum of Optics
Oberkochen, Germany ·
The ZEISS Museum of Optics presents the companies history and innovations concentrating on topics from planetariums to optical lithography. Large black rotundas with interactive installations bring up associations of eyepieces and lenses.
Long boards made of Corian rise and fall along the space. Interactive media terminals, vitrines and exhibits are integrated in the boards. One example of visitors getting involved is proving their skills at the ‘miniature wire loop game’ under the operation microscope.
Micro – Macro
A walk-in rotunda illustrates the ratio between sizes in nature and technology with a ‘gesture controlled‘ video installation. The closer visitors approach the surface, the deeper they zoom-in and smaller the presented objects become.
A neighbouring rotunda contains a light installation. Graphics and information are coded into the surrounding walls surface using multiple overlapping layers. The information is only visible after altering the light spectrum.
According to their viewing distance, visitors are artistically reflected into different technological stages and resolution levels. The visitors mirror image is manipulated by the ‘Rutt-Etra’ video synthesizer from 1972, presented in ASCII graphics or in 4K high resolution for instance.
Media terminals provide background information on all topics throughout the exhibition. Users interact via circular touch interfaces enabling them to scroll through the content.
Scope of Work
site supervision and installation
supervising external trades, installing: "Resolution Matters"
tendering and awarding contracts
of av hardware delivery and installation
signal routing, media/show control, cable planning, technical components, integration principles
prototyping and test setups
interface-, audio- and ventilation tests
technical concept and scheme design