Admit it, most of us think scientific researches are tedious. They are conducted in a very rigid manner, and in many instances, presented just as serious. This is such a shame, because it defeats the very purpose of the study. After all, nobody would benefit from a research if nobody enjoys it. Research findings are supposed to be inspiring, not mind-numbing.
But what if research exhibitions are infused with exciting interactive technology? Wouldn't it solve the problem? This is what inspired the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia to present Science, Technology, and Art Fair (STAFair) 2018. The exhibition will feature five researches in the field of maritime, food, and sustainable energy, which will be visualized through projection mapping and augmented reality. It aims to offer a fresh learning experience, especially for millennials.
"Since 2014, Indonesia through the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education has produced 70,000 research findings for various scientific fields. This exhibition is a good place for youths to find inspirations and references, be it for thesis, assignments, or future researches."
As you may have guessed, we got the chance to work closely with the ministry to provide AR experience for this exhibition. It's one of the most immersive projects we've worked on so far! Here's a sneak peek of what you'll be able to see in the exhibition. A magical door that leads to the underwater world!
STAFair 2018 will be held at Gedung Filateli, Jakarta on November 14-17 2018. You can register to the event here. If you're coming, make sure you have Assemblr downloaded on your phone. We'll see you around, and hope you'll have fun!