Mixed reality brings Mars to Earth
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Microsoft have teamed up to offer the public a guided tour of an area of Mars with astronaut Buzz Aldrin this summer in "Destination: Mars," an interactive exhibit using the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset. "Mixed reality" means that virtual elements are merged with the user's actual environment, creating a world in which real and virtual objects can interact.
Inside the Designs of the Year
Microsoft partnered with the Design Museum in London to inject interactivity into their Designs of the Year Award 2015 exhibit. "A digital experience is a great way for us to share the wealth of information about our exhibits that we cannot usually display due to space limitations," said Curator Gemma Curtin.
Making "The Private Jefferson" public
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) leveraged Touch Art Gallery (TAG) – a digital storytelling platform – for their exhibit "The Private Jefferson" which provided visitors unprecedented access to Thomas Jefferson’s private collection of manuscripts and drawings. Through Skype Virtual Field Trips, MHS was also able to make these rich stories accessible to classrooms around the world!