Blue Telescope developed a series of exhibits for the new National Museum of Mathematics that let visitors explore the creativity of math.
At PolyPaint, visitors dip a brush into physical paint pots to select a color, then virtually decorate a canvas; each brushstroke is repeated instantly in a wallpaper repeat pattern. Visitors can project these images onto their clothes at the nearby exhibit Pattern Pants.
Feedback Fractals encourages collaboration, as visitors manipulate video cameras to form complex fractals in real-time. Tile Factory gives visitors a digital toolkit to design their own tessellations; the completed tiles can be sent to a laser cutter for a personalized souvenir.
Blue Telescope created 12 exhibits for the museum’s opening, featuring user-friendly interfaces, engaging visual designs, and open-ended explorations of abstract math content.