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Interspectral’s new Corona exhibition heads to TELUS World of Science in Canada

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Interspectral Corona exhibit touch table and a 3d model of covid-19 infected lungs

Interspectral, the Swedish visualisation company, will be bringing its new Corona exhibition for Inside Explorer to TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Interspectral is pleased to announce that TELUS World of Science in Edmonton is the first customer in Canada to buy and display Inside Explorer. It will be displaying Interspectral’s new Corona exhibition as part of its health exhibition.

The Corona exhibition has had a worldwide reach since it was released in early September 2020. TELUS World of Science is just one of several science centres that have purchased the digital exhibit to help communicate on the topic of COVID-19.

Others organisations that will be displaying Inside Explorer and the Corona exhibit include Science Centre Singapore, the Experimentarium in Denmark and Universeum in Sweden

Corona exhibit at TELUS World of Science

TELUS World of Science is a broad-based science centre with a mission is to ignite curiosity, inspire discovery, celebrate science and change lives. It has several permanent exhibitions on a variety of STEAM topics as well as a planetarium and IMAX theatre.

“We’ve been working on a new health exhibition for the past couple of years,” says Jennifer Bawden, Senior Manager of New Galleries & Research at TELUS World of Science.

“We had already identified epidemics as a topic to include in the exhibition when the coronavirus pandemic hit. It became apparent to us quite quickly that coronavirus was a topic we would need to address too. The team at the science centre determined the messages that we wanted to convey with a coronavirus exhibit.

“Then we heard about the exhibit at Interspectral; it met many of the criteria that we wanted this exhibit to have. It was a great match.

“This exhibit will be part of the Health Zone in the Allard Family Gallery. The gallery allows visitors to explore the different factors that contribute to your health: from your biology to the choices you make every day to where you live, work, and play to healthcare that supports you. The coronavirus exhibit fits quite squarely in that theme bringing content that is timely and relevant to our visitors.”

Interspectral corona exhibit finger interacting with a sarscov2 3d model on a touch table

Exploring COVID-19

“We always strive for engaging, interactive exhibits that are grounded in authentic, accurate science,” adds Bawden.

“This exhibit offers that blend: with the COVID-19 patient’s lung scans, visitors see real images that allow them to understand the body (and in this case the body’s interaction with the virus) in a different way. Guests can explore and dissect a model of the virus making something that’s microscopic a little more tangible.”

The new Corona exhibition in Inside Explorer will enable users to explore the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its effect on the human body, and our world. The exhibit is built on a collaboration with scientists and doctors, and it communicates real scientific research on the Coronavirus and COVID-19 using the power of visualization.

It is a fully digital exhibit designed for public education and display, based on the latest scientific data, such as scans from 3D electron microscopes and Computed Tomography.

Embedded within each of the 3D datasets is a series of informational popups with detailed explanations and descriptions, making Inside Explorer a textbook coming alive. The combination of interactive visuals and texts creates a highly immersive learning experience that engages people of all ages.

For the very youngest of children the colourful images and 3D visualizations spark fascination, and for the more mature audience, the exhibition gives a detailed narrative of the world-changing pandemic.

Interspectral will be exhibiting at the ASTC 2020 Virtual Conference from 19 – 21 October where the team will be available to answer any questions about the company and its Corona exhibition.

Interspectral has also worked with Sweden’s Nobel Museum. The museum brought a display on medicine to Dubai, which used Inside Explorer to allow visitors to view and interact with digital autopsies.

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Charlotte Coates is blooloop's Editor. She is from Brighton, UK and previously worked as a librarian. She has a strong interest in arts, culture and information and graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature. Charlotte can usually be found either with her head in a book or planning her next travel adventure.

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