The Smithsonian is the largest complex of museums and education and research centers in the world, with 21museums encompassing aviation, space, history, natural history as well as one zoo. Its 175th anniversary is being commemorated through a very special exhibition taking place in the Arts and Industries Building, the first time it’s been opened to the public in almost 20 years.
“Futures” is the theme for this exhibition, in which the innovative and futuristic OLED joins forces to vividly visualize and convey “future” as the keyword for the exhibition.
Going beyond passively looking at items over glass showcases, visitors to FUTURES are able to experience the exhibition in a whole new way. The Smithsonian’s “3D Coral Collection” is displayed on a 48-inch OLED that boasts a top-notch contrast ratio and image quality, providing visitors with the visual thrill of seeing realistic renders of the specimen.
Circus Family, an Amsterdam-based artist and design collective, designed and produced “Hi, How R U?”, an interactive installation that showcases an evolved form of communication, connecting people in different locations in real-time for them to share information and communicate with each other.
The complete transparency of the Transparent OLED is made possible through self-lit pixel technology, which enables the holographic rendition of people in another location as if they are standing right in front of you. Visitors will be able to experience a futuristic and real-time means of communication lifted straight out of a Sci-Fi movie.
The 83-inch OLED screens eight new independent films that portray the resilience and hopes of ordinary people under America’s social issues. The large-scale OLED display provides an immersive experience with vivid colors, inspiring the viewers and encouraging them to dream of a better future.
This exhibition is all the more meaningful, as it is the first planned exhibition since Covid-19 filled with hopes for the future. Come and see the vibrant and vivid renditions of the future realized by Smithsonian and OLED displays.