Electrosonic, an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks and museums, has provided AV support for the new “Scotland’s Time Lords” exhibit at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
Electrosonic, who provided the original AV system for the attraction 15 years ago, were brought in (under subcontract to Studio MB) to deliver the design and systems integration of the AV elements engineering the new exhibition with reliable components within a simple system architecture. The fit-out contractor was Paragon Creative and Electrosonic supported the project through its local Edinburgh office.
The new “Scotland’s Time Lords” exhibit celebrates the contribution that Scottish scientists James Hutton and Arthur Holmes made to the theory of plate tectonics and the development of Earth Science.
The first gallery is themed as a 19th century lecture hall with James Hutton appearing in the room via a Pepper’s Ghost effect. Projection screen themed as blackboards illustrate his talk and portraits of later geologists come to life.
The second room examines the work of Arthur Holmes who laid the foundations for the acceptance of plate tectonics. The focal point of the room is a suspended globe with a projectiondesign F32 video projector, displaying animated visuals explaining how the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates creates earthquake and volcanic zones.
Deep Time Machine
The Deep Time Machine, themed as a large elevator, takes visitors back to the Big Bang and showing the start of the universe and how the Earth was formed.
At the end of the journey through time, visitors exit into to the science center’s existing spaceship-themed “How It All Started” show, featuring a new film from National Space Centre Creative.