Museum exhibits should be easy to design and manage

Walk into a modern museum and there is technology everywhere. From projectors to TVs to tablets, displays surround every visitor. But too often they exist in their own worlds, unaware of what is going on around them and unable to be controlled in unison. The Constellation project aims to unify these disparate systems into an ensemble capable of enabling visitor interaction and dynamic presentations.

I'm developing the initial version of Constellation for use at Fiske Planetarium, where visitors will be able to use tablets to interact with wall-mounted displays to learn about the life of a shooting star. Future plans include linking Science on a Sphere with other remote displays to, for example, allow the moons of Jupiter to pop up on screens around a massive representation of the Red Planet.