At Living Computers: Museum + Labs, we offer visitors of all ages a world class, hands on experience with computer technology from the birth of computing to the present. And one of the key ways we power our exhibits is through internet connectivity, which has inspired our latest series of exhibits with Comcast Washington state and their Xfinity team.
Our two organizations unveiled collaborative satellite exhibits at the Xfinity Store at Bellevue Square and Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle. The exhibits will run for a limited time and are designed to help visitors at both locations visualize the power of Internet connectivity and the role it plays in building and enhancing technology, in a fun and interactive way. The public displays at the Bellevue Xfinity Store are free and open to the public and will be available to visit during the Bellevue Xfinity store’s normal hours.
This collaboration was born from a common passion we have with Comcast Washington’s local Xfinity team to see technology as a way to inspire, surprise and delight. We believe that in order to understand computing technology, you need to experience it firsthand. This partnership allows us to extend our mission even further by reaching a new audience outside of downtown Seattle.
There is a natural relationship between the internet and the technology we use every day, and these pieces are a great way for everyone to see that association and power of connectivity in fun and immersive displays.
The Living Computers: Museum + Labs Bellevue Store Exhibits
Garden of Light Flowers Display
This playful installation presents a magical ‘flower’ garden made up of 6-8’ tall light flowers. Each flower is made up light panels that respond to ambient sound and directed sound like music or clapping nearby. The exhibit is accompanied by a free-standing fixture to explain its capabilities to customers and encourage them to play and experiment with the piece.
This interactive installation visualizes the surprisingly circuitous journey of a tweet. When someone sits on the Twitter Bench, it generates an automatic Tweet (and cute birdie noise). An accompanying graphic simulates the progress of the tweet through the back channels of the Internet.
The Internet of Things Workshop Powered by Xfinity at The Living Computers: Museum + Labs
In addition to the Garden of Light Flowers and Twitter Bench exhibits at the Bellevue Xfinity Store in Bellevue, an Internet of Things Workshop powered by Xfinity is a featured exhibit on the Mezzanine level of the Living Computers: Museum + Labs.
This new, state-of-the-art Xfinity store and this partnership with our team at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs is a great way to highlight that today, technology and our everyday lives are built around the concept that connectivity is at the center of everything people do today.