Content Development. Touch Sensing System.
During early stages of the project I was involved in working with the vast photograph database to help determine what kinds of stories could be told with the material, and how the experience could draw on them.
I also worked on developing the multitouch hardware and software which enables over a dozen users to seamless interact with the double HD resolution display at once.
The memory pool draws on a huge database of photographs of European Jews and other minorities prior to the Holocaust. The photographs are from family collections, illustrating the diversity of pre-Holocaust Jewish communities, and connecting the visitor today to life back then.
The photographs 'float' in the pool, and by touching them visitors reveal contextual information and related images, making vivid the web of relationships and individuals who were to be lost in the Holocaust.
The Memory Pool Table. | photo : potion |