Digital world

Three new exhibition areas for the world's biggest computer museum

Archimedes realizes new exhibition areas for the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

On 29 October three new exhibition areas, designed and realised by Archimedes, were opened at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn. Spanning over 500 sqm, the visitors can explore the profound influence of digital technologies on our everyday lives. The exhibition does not only show historic exhibits, but rather a wide variety of forward-looking exhibits, allowing the visitors to experience the impact of computers on their living environments.

In the “Code Lab” visitors can learn elementary and advanced programming by orchestrating no less than 49 electronic lucky cats, or by even programming their own video game which they can share with their friends. In the “Smart World” they can explore interactively how the “Internet of Things” or the “Quantified Self” functions, what the factories and cities of the future might look like and plenty more.

A true highlight is the 11 m long and 3 m high “Internet Wall”. When a visitor approaches the wall they are tracked by integrated sensors and become surrounded by a veritable aura of colours. Various monitors and touchscreens inform about the history of the internet and encourage participation and experimentation: For instance, visitors can take a selfie which suddenly is shown on all screens, thus creating awareness for the risks of digital communication.

Official Opening: 29/10/2016
Main Exhibit: “Internet Wall”: 11 m long, 3 m high; ca. 30 sqm glass surface; 14 showcases; 12 range finders; 6 touchscreens.
Exhibition area: 500 qm
Permanent exhibition, opened Tue-Fr 09.00-18.00h, Sa-Su 10.00-18.00h

Virtual tour of the exhibition

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