The Statue of Liberty Museum, created by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., allows each visitor can explore its history through immersive interactive exhibits. The content, which utilizes cutting-edge interactive video technologies and real-time AI, was designed by ESI Design, who enlisted Montréal-based experience design studio Float4 to produce and integrate the technology and programming behind the content. Float4’s technology division RealMotion supplied the integrated servers.
The guest journey begins in the Immersive Theater, where three wall-sized curved projection screens immerse guests with aerial videos, historical footage and a flythrough of the statue’s interior generated and delivered by three of sixteen RealMotion servers which drive exhibit content throughout the museum. A connected countdown screen helps regulate the flow of visitors through the Immersive Theater. All four displays are synchronized to cultivate a seamless visitor experience.
The standout Becoming Liberty experience takes advantage of innovations in generative visuals driven by real-time data and AI. Thousands of guests are invited to use any of the 20 touchscreen kiosks to share their country of origin as well as a personal photo taken at the kiosk, and to choose a selection of images that represent their idea of ‘liberty.’ All kiosks communicate with a content management system located in the RealMotion server. This CMS receives updatable content and submissions created from the kiosks. Cloud-based artificial intelligence software works with RealMotion’s servers to automatically consolidate more than 30,000 data points into a cyclically-updated digital mural, displayed on ‘The Canvas’, a 40-foot-wide by 11-foot-tall digital screen.
In the exhibits for Imagining Liberty and Embracing Liberty there are additional interactive moments in the forms of ‘Bartholdi’s Sketches’ and ‘The Statue in Popular Culture’. Four touchscreen stations engage guests with dynamic applications that feed data in real-time.
As an island-based attraction with minimal on-site support staff, the exhibits were designed with reliability in mind, and all have redundant backup servers to automatically transfer content, structures, and particles.
The Statue of Liberty Museum was designed by architecture firm FX Collaborative, and constructed by Phelps Construction Group. The interactive exhibits, designed by ESI Design and integrated by Float4, demonstrate the capabilities of real-time graphics in a culture-consumption setting.