Friday, September 30, 2011

Exhibitions NYC | IBM THINK

At Lincoln Center, on the corner of Broadway and W. 65th Street, you encounter a remarkable exhibition: IBM THINK

THINK celebrates IBM Centennial, exploring the potential of science and information technology to make the world work better. The exhibition includes several displays, interactive in varies forms.
A 123-foot digital wall installed at street-level digital streams real-time data from sensor placed in the area surrounding Lincoln Center; the data visualize several urban life realities, from traffic to air quality to water consumption and potential of solar energy in NYC. Following the wall you can enter the exhibition area which requires tickets, free of charge and available at the exhibition entrance.

The interior exhibition features a 12-minute film and interactive experience across 40 digital screens 7-foot tall,  narrating how technology can transform and improve our lives. The film presents images from space exploration, weather prediction and personalized medicine; it also include sequences from the 1968 documentary "Powers of Ten" by Charles and Ray Eames.

 After the film the digital screens turn into touchscreen media panels, where the visitors can find a concise, yet well documented and visually clear, information (often displayed as a timeline) on the history of scientific discoveries and inventions which transformed our life. The explored themes are Seeing Understanding Mapping Acting.

The visitor exits the exhibit viewing Icon of Progress, where several (static) panel illustrates the milestone of the hundred-year IBM history from his funding to today, with all the implication of computing from credit cards to the space missions.

September 23 - October 23, 2011; 
information on free tickets and hours of operation can be found at