Last weekend our extended family paid a visit to Canberra’s National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon.
Questacon strives to be interesting in the way it promotes greater understanding and awareness of science and technology. You could easily spend an entire day amongst the interactive, fun and educational exhibits.
There were many contenders for first place – the earthquake house, air hockey against a computer, the free-fall slide, the musical fart/burp machine (a close second), the hilarious rocket science 101 lesson. However, one stood out. Was it scientific? Probably, but we were too busy having fun and taking photos to notice, as you can see below:
My favourite exhibit used multimedia technology to combine art with science, and had the unusual name of Recollections IV. You moved your body in front of a camera and the effect on screen would make you feel as if you were in a music video, or at least a James Bond intro. When else do you feel like that?
Apparently signals about your silhouette travel to a computer which assigns colours to your movements and projects the results onto a screen, using different special effects.
It was good, clean, family fun for all ages, and would make lovely artwork.
Have you seen anything like Recollections IV, or fun effects for photos anywhere?
Click for explanation of Recollections IV