Not every university has the chance to work with multitouch displays, but students of Queensland University of Technology in Queensland, Australia, have the chance to interact with content bigger than ever before. The new Science and Engineering Centre of the university has created an innovative digital interactive space which includes an exhibition with MultiTaction displays from MultiTouch, forming a 1400 cubic metre cube.
The cube comprises of six educational zones, including the two-storey, 14-metre-long Virtual Reef where 20 cells combine with an edge-blended Panasonic projection system, and the innovative Physics Zone.
Built by Pro AV Solutions Queensland, the six zones of the cube provide an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT’s Science and Engineering research and is the heart of the university’s new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point campus.
Other examples for applications areCubIT (QUT research access & collaboration), a Community Science wall (Queensland experiences, including 2011 Brisbane floods), ECOS (energy consumption & impact on climate) and a Physics Playroom (learning in game-like environment).
“Our clients keep pushing the boundaries of interactive installations by using our technology in creative ways, and this original and captivating interactive installation is the biggest and best in the world,” explains Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch.
The Cube is also open to the public at QUT’s Gardens Point campus in Brisbane, Australia, following a grand opening by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.