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EXHIBITION + EXTENDED EXPERIENCE

EXHIBITION + EXTENDED EXPERIENCE

 

Exhibition Introduction / Kaleidoscope Hallway

Visitors enter the exhibition galleries through a hallway that has been transformed into a walk-through kaleidoscope. Inside the hallway, visitors become a part of the kaleidoscopic image of New York City.

Visitors enter the exhibition galleries through a hallway that has been transformed into a walk-through kaleidoscope. Inside the hallway, visitors become a part of the kaleidoscopic image of New York City.

 

Storymat

The Storymat is a gallery that has been transformed into an automat-style room with floor to ceiling vitrines containing groups of objects. Each grouping consists of objects that are central to a longtime resident's story about an experience they have had living in New York City. Visitors use wristbands to open vitrines and hear residents tell the stories that relate to the objects within.

The Storymat is a gallery that has been transformed into an automat-style room with floor to ceiling vitrines containing groups of objects. Each grouping consists of objects that are central to a longtime resident's story about an experience they have had living in New York City. Visitors use wristbands to open vitrines and hear residents tell the stories that relate to the objects within.

 

View From Inside

The View From Inside area contains a variety of apartment interiors inspired by the actual homes of longtime residents. Each apartment interior contains a window through which visitors can see video of the resident's neighborhood at different moments in history. Visitors hear the resident talk about what their neighborhood was like at the different moments being shown, gaining an understanding of the visual and cultural history of the neighborhood from the resident's perspective.

The View From Inside area contains a variety of apartment interiors inspired by the actual homes of longtime residents. Each apartment interior contains a window through which visitors can see video of the resident's neighborhood at different moments in history. Visitors hear the resident talk about what their neighborhood was like at the different moments being shown, gaining an understanding of the visual and cultural history of the neighborhood from the resident's perspective.

 

Community Spaces

The community spaces area contains large-scale video projection behind pedestals displaying objects related to New York City community spaces. Visitors touch wristbands to object pedestals to trigger video projection of the environment of the community that relates to the object they have selected. When a new projection is triggered, the visitor hears a longtime resident describe why that particular community is important to them as an extension of home.

The community spaces area contains large-scale video projection behind pedestals displaying objects related to New York City community spaces. Visitors touch wristbands to object pedestals to trigger video projection of the environment of the community that relates to the object they have selected. When a new projection is triggered, the visitor hears a longtime resident describe why that particular community is important to them as an extension of home.

 

Mapping Memories

The Mapping Memories area immerses the visitor in longtime residents' significant sensory memories. Five interactive tables each feature a map of a borough of New York City. Each map contains pinpoints representing specific locations associated with longtime residents' sensory memories. When the visitor uses their wristband to connect with a pinpoint, the resident's memory is conveyed through projected image, audio and scent.

The Mapping Memories area immerses the visitor in longtime residents' significant sensory memories. Five interactive tables each feature a map of a borough of New York City. Each map contains pinpoints representing specific locations associated with longtime residents' sensory memories. When the visitor uses their wristband to connect with a pinpoint, the resident's memory is conveyed through projected image, audio and scent.

 

Emotions Quantified

Within the Mapping Memories area of the exhibition, Emotions Quantified shows longtime residents expressing their feelings about the changing city paired with statistical data associated with their concerns.

Within the Mapping Memories area of the exhibition, Emotions Quantified shows longtime residents expressing their feelings about the changing city paired with statistical data associated with their concerns.

 

Extended Experience: Still Here App

 

In Situ or Remote Viewing

Users can search the app's library to see what stories are nearby or explore the app's library remotely.

Users can search the app's library to see what stories are nearby or explore the app's library remotely.

 

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Contributing to the Narrative

The Still Here app is initially populated with longtime residents' stories that have been collected and archived to build a library of annotations. Once active, users of the Still Here app can link their own stories to physical locations within the city and contribute to the library in the form of text, audio, image and video. As more users contribute, an integrated narrative of longtime and recent resident experience emerges.