The new permanent exhibition at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo is designed to engage the visitor in discovering the museum’s unique collection of telegraphic and computer technology objects. Through an immersive journey of programmed stories and the guidance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) the visitor becomes a user and the exhibition itself adapts to each individual stimulating to a debate about human relationship to technology.
The exhibition represents important features of Norwegian telecommunications and computer history. At the same time, the exhibition connects with the present and discusses the future. An AI software has been especially developed and creates individually tailored stories based on (voluntarily) collected data from the visitors where they through a registration game get a curated path from object to object.
The concept of the exhibition design is “Reaction”, and Snøhetta exhibition design to be interactive so that the visitors react to the exhibition and the exhibition reacts to the visitors. This became an important tool for Snøhetta's multi-disciplinary team when forming both the physical and digital developments of the exhibition design.
Throughout the whole process, the design team from Snøhetta worked together with representatives from the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. In close collaboration with the museum, Snøhetta has had a multi-disciplinary role in the project, creating a holistic concept for all parts of the exhibition experience including spacial design, UX and visual identity.