I’m passionately chasing digital books around the world and until yesterday I didn’t know they’re so close – in my home city, Warsaw.
Yesterday we went to a Chopin Museum. It was reopened at the beginning of April after a thorough reconstruction, which made it one of the most high-tech museums in the world.
There are many innovative ideas here to bring famous composer’s life closer to visitors. Interactive books are among most impressive ones.
In a special section of the museum [picture 1] there are desks with book-like screens installed within them [picture 2]. Each book’s pages are made from an impregnated fabric which is both easy to fold and gives a vintage feel. From a projector mounted around a meter above the desk, a picture is being displayed exactly within the shape of a book – it’s the content.
You can interact with a book by pressing buttons, but also by turning pages. The buttons are positioned above the sensors which send a signal to the projector to change a content [picture 3]. Now the beautiful idea of the pages. When you turn them over, the music is changing, due to special codes placed in upper corners of the book [picture 4].
From my perspective the whole idea is a brilliant example of how to bring life to the past and make it attractive to a young generation.
If you are planning to visit Warsaw, make sure you book tickets to the Chopin Museum. The official site is here. Watch the AFP report here. Below I’ve embedded a presentation of a museum’s concept by Migliore+Servetto.