The Ars Electronica Futurelab designed and implemented a wide-ranging concept for visitor interaction with the museum’s extensive exhibits. The thematic focal point: interrelationships among work, technology and everyday life in the future.
Several installations offer visitors the opportunity to actively encounter the material on display and to experience it with all the senses. A labor situation fosters an independent approach, and interactive installations encourage visitors to deal with the
exhibition’s theme on their own terms. Input terminals enable visitors to voice their own personal impressions, worries, thoughts and hopes on the subject of work and the future in the form of “digital Post-its.” To supplement these features, Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers developed several installations that provide access to further information in the form of images, videos, texts and audio material. The accent is on user-friendliness: simple, convenient and intuitively understandable operation. Thus, the philosophy that has been pursued in creating this exhibition calls for empowering visitors to individually customize the degree of detail and the comprehensiveness of the information they confront.