The 2015 Ecsite Annual Conference will take place in the alpine city of Trento, Italy, 11 – 13 June. It will be hosted by MUSE, Trento’s new science museum designed by Renzo Piano, nestled in the Dolomites mountains.
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“Food for curious minds” offers room for countless metaphoric interpretations but also invites to tackle the concrete topic of food and energy, a burning global challenge. It has been chosen to echo the theme of Universal EXPO 2015 in Milan (“Feeding the Planet – Energy for life” 1 May – 30 October).
Science museums and science centres are proud to provide their visitors with food for thought. To feed savvy audiences delightful and novel flavours, science engagement professionals need to nurture their own curious minds! Come to Trento to get plenty of food – for body and mind.
meSch will be presented in the session ‘The new fusion – Real objects in digital contexts‘, on Saturday June 13th from 12:00 – 13:15, by consortium members from Museon and FBK.
In recent years, museums and science centres have been experimenting with bridging the gap between real objects and digital experiences. The meSch (Material Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage) project has this challenge at its heart: bringing the physical dimension of museums together with relevant, innovative and engaging digital experiences. The latest innovation in this journey has been the use of digital media to augment reality, adding virtual contexts to an object’s immediate surroundings. This session will include a discussion of the use of transparent screen technology, which allows an almost seamless relationship between objects and changing digital contexts in the Science Museum’s major new communications gallery and at the Museum Boerhaave’s spectacular Anatomical Theatre.
For more information on the full program and how to register please visit to the conference website.