The Federal Wall engages visitors in the relationships between objects, events, ideas and people. The wall uses art, historic documentation, period ephemera, and the words and deeds of historic figures in conjunction with digital displays and augmented reality to tell the story of the United States’ founding period.
Five 46” touchscreens merge the physical environment of the display wall with computer-generated imagery, text and visual effects. Visitors explore this augmented reality by rotating the screens to view objects physically present in the environment and interact with their virtual representations, associated text and additional virtual objects stored in the collection. The layers of virtual information make visible the connections of all present objects and expands interpretation.
Each augmented reality station consists of one 46” touchscreen mounted portrait style on a pillar. The screens are about eight feet away from the wall to allow people to get up close to the objects. Each screen pivots to the left and right, allowing access to neighbouring gateways.
Photo courtesy: Small Design Firm.