Big Mouth


Interactive Sculpture
Science Museum of Western Virginia

This museum contacted us because they had been gifted an enormous gaping maw, which aside from its impressive 7-foot height, offered little to hold the interest of visitors. That's when we stepped in and proved our "we can make anything interactive" mantra. After consultation, the team was soon seamlessly refitting the piece to turn it into a lesson station on oral anatomy and hygiene. Rewiring from behind, we outfitted the mouth with 39 touch sensors and channeled audio and video output to a custom-fit video screen lodged in the back of the throat. Now when visitors touch any of the 39 points, the anatomy is identified, and its special features are explained in an interactive game that we produced. After we repainted and refinished the sculpture, it looked and acted better than new.

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