Futuronauci - a timeless exhibitionAbout the exhibition:
Futuronauci is a multimedia educational exhibition during which visitors explore the elements of a space vehicle and learn the key issues of modern engineering and the future of science. This experience has it also to encourage young people to reflect on their own capabilities and talents.
Futuronauci take visitors on a journey through the achievements of science and technology. Companions, although absent from the exhibition, will be archaeologists - explorers from the future, whose traces, habits and, above all, finds at the exhibition.
Multimedia stands will allow visitors to take on the role of a crew member of the ship - take care of food, conduct an experiment related to the ecosystem, and even decide which drive to use to make a galactic journey. Visitors will be there
they could also test their in-game knowledge of communications history.
The exhibition is directed primarily at viewers aged 7-16 - organized groups and families - adult carers and parents.
The Command Centre
An introductory zone where visitors learn about the spaceship from the future and examine the traces of previous Futuronaut visits in the history of our civilization. It also provides a humorous reference to frequent themes from science fiction films.
The IT scientist - the brain
The IT kiosk or the brain of the spaceship, shows the development of computers and information technologies from the time of nineteenth-century analytical machines to the futurological fusion which combines the abilities of people and supercomputers. Drawers hidden inside a huge cabinet are a reference to retractable computer memory modules. On the other side of the "brain" visitors may learn about the impressive development of computing power over the past few decades.
The communications engineer kiosk presents two methods of communication. One is based on sound and our visitors learn about the concept of frequency, and the other on the transmission of light used in the latest technologies. An interactive quiz it allows to find out about the key moments that have determined how we send information today.
The environmental engineer’s kiosk teaches about the complexity of interdependence in nature and the potentially destructive impact of certain human actions and decisions, e.g. the elimination of one species from the food chain. The aim of this exhibit is also to show the advantage of plant over animal farming in shaping a sustainable environment with limited resources. The kiosk has the form of a console controlling the closed ecosystem of the spaceship.
Biologist / doctor
The kiosk focuses on changes in medicine and biology. Combination of knowledge of the anatomy and body imaging techniques allow to demonstrate how we gradually learn about the way the human body works, to show developments in the treatment of diseases and to increase the potential of the human body.
The captain's cabin is a place to relax where visitors can take original photos (also to promote the exhibition). The arrangement of this kiosk helps experience the feeling of weightlessness.
In the kiosk presenting dead-ends and failures of technology and science, we show that progress requires constant quest in the course of which failures and serious mishaps occur. Errors are an unavoidable element of discoveries and should not discourage anyone. Civilization is built on the mistakes from which conclusions were drawn. Screens show dramatic, funny and bizarre mishaps and failures that have taken place in the history of science and technology.
At this kiosk visitors learn about materials that have special, often surprising properties. They can check out how exceptional endurance helps save lives and how the ability to absorb light makes it easier to examine the depths of the universe. The kiosk is not only a collection of samples, it also provides an opportunity for independent experiments with selected materials.
The purpose of the kiosk is to show long-haul space flights which necessitate the use of a suitable propulsion technology and solutions to the problem of mass and gravity. The kiosk with control consoles uses the augmented reality (AR) technology, which allows visitors to experiment with the Futuronaut ship propulsion.
The final part of the tour includes crossing the deck of the spaceship uncovered by the researchers. Visitors hear the message the Futuronaut Captain left for them and receive instructions on how to join the great family of explorers.
Authors of the exhibition
Tengent creative studio is responsible for the exhibition concept and design while the authors of the blog crazynauka.pl developed the content. Tengent specializes in projects on the line between art and technology, combining the experience of outstanding authors with the possibilities offered by digital tools. The team consisting of architects, designers and experienced producers works for science centres, immersion exhibitions and cultural events. Crazy Nauka is the most popular and largest science blog in Poland. Aleksandra and Piotr Stanisławski have been writing about science for two decades, first in the press, now on the Internet. Every month, their website is visited by around 500,000 people, and they have over 120,000 fans on Facebook.