The THINK exhibit from IBM just opened up at Lincoln Center in New York, complete with data wall and immersive film. The former visualizes surrounding data in real-time, such as traffic, solar energy, and air quality. The formers puts you in a place with 40 seven-foot screens.
Yes, this is about better information, tools, algorithms—but that’s not all. It’s about the deeply human quest to make the world more livable, safer, more efficient, more sustainable.
Over the past century, the women and men of IBM have played a part in this unfolding story of progress. Today, we feel more confident than ever in people’s capacity to see the world with greater clarity… to map what we see… to understand its dynamics. All of which builds shared belief… in a better future, and in the way each of us can act to make it so.
It’s open to the public through October 23. Here’s a preview of what’s there:
I want to go to New York. Anyone had a look yet?
I’ve seen how kids can attack those screens, swiping wildly. If there are any bugs left in there, they’ll be found. The touch walls at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas shudder in fear whenever kids walk up to them.
In route, will update.