In April of 2011, MWA designed and developed two interactive exhibits for the Levine Museum of the New South, in Charlotte, NC. The exhibits ask participants to tell the museum “What’s next?” by creating photo postcards and remixing the museum’s photo archive.
Remix History is an interactive 42″ multi-touch screen that allows museum visitors to explore and remix the Levine Museum of the New South’s photo archive. The project is a part of the newly revamped, From Cottonfields to Skyscrapers exhibit hall, which is the museum’s permanent collection. The project features a selection of curated photographs and images segmented into specific eras of new south history. The courageous narrative of the museum’s collection of images is expanded when participants can compare, contrast, re-sequence and remix the regions real history.
Picture yourself in History is an interactive green-screen photo booth. The exhibit allows participants to create a New South postcard by superimposing themselves into various background scenes within the museum. Once a photo is taken participants can email the postcard to friends and family and even share it on Facebook and Twitter.