The world is facing major global challenges. We are now testing if and in that case how visualization can accelerate learning and increase people’s knowledge for a sustainable world.
We are living in an amazing age with technology being developed at breakneck speed. At the same time, we are surrounded by really big challenges. A virus, invisible to the naked eye, can disrupt an entire world in an instant. An increase of just a degree or so in the Earth’s average temperature can affect entire ecosystems. And millions of light years away are answers to questions about life on Earth.
The visualization lab will give children and adults the opportunity to create their own expeditions into the data, like a research explorer in search of questions and answers about, for example, space, the climate or urban development. It is a place where you can share other people’s knowledge and experiences while creating your own.
Acting sustainably and making good decisions requires knowledge and experience. And many times courage. In the public visualization lab, we will show that anyone at all can embrace and enact science.
The learning environment is based on five different themes: oceans and water, forest and land, society, mankind and space. Based on these themes, the visitor can move between the small and the big, acquiring an insight into how everything is interconnected. In the visualization lab, we will show that anyone at all can embrace and enact science. We can meet and unite through the images.
The visualization lab’s environments and programmes are being developed by Universeum and Visualization Center C through a steering group and a workgroup with unique competences from both parties in the areas of system development, teaching, interaction design, experience design and technology. This initiative is being supported by the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture.
The visualization lab is part of Universeum’s major investment in digitalisation and is part of our development programme with sights set on a next generation science centre in 2022.
Do you want to find out more about the Stena visualization Lab or our major investment in digitalisation? Get in touch with us!
Lena Sjöstrand, Programme Manager
+46 (0)31–335 64 42
Charlotte Mansfield, Press Officer
+46 (0)31–335 64 95