The exhibits on the 50th floor of Boston's Prudential Center celebrate the important role that immigration has played in shaping this unique city. Boston is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, and the museum uses the latest technology to explain how this came to be.
The author of the Dreams of Freedom museum sought MediaMerge out to address the unique challenges presented by such an unusual facility. All exhibits would have to be installed on the inner walls of the Skywalk Observatory. With windows surrounding the exhibits on all sides, overcoming light issues presented a real challenge.
The final exhibits included broad use of audio and video technologies to overcome space limitations and lighting issues. The installed systems feature an impromptu interaction between a pair of immigrants via talking portrait and living mirror technologies interspersed with conventional museum artifacts.
An interactive "game show" offers guests the opportunity to compete against each other and a virtual immigrant, responding to questions from the United States Citizenship Test.
A multi-screen theater experience provides the story of Boston as a city of immigrants and gives an immersive helicopter tour of the city.
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