Design Zone Exhibit Explores The Science In Creativity
Opening At The California Science Center September 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Design Zone, a highly interactive exhibition, opens at the California Science Center on September 28, 2013. Guests can explore a variety of concepts using hands-on exhibits to discover what it takes to create a successful design. Admission is free and the exhibition will be on display through January 5, 2014.
What does it take to develop an addictive and fun videogame? How many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor? What goes behind creating a roller coaster or a skate park that produces the most fun and biggest thrills? Discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and other imaginative problem-solvers do what they do. The exhibit is organized into three thematic areas, all highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering.
Visitors design their own 2-D and 3-D art and explore visual creativity in the Videogame Design Lab, Architecture Studio, and the Digital Design Domain. Area highlights include Drawing in Motion, where visitors use a digital pen to trace a line art masterpiece on a giant screen and create their own images, and Jump On It—similar to many classic arcade games—where visitors choose a character, adjust the jump power and gravity, and land on targets to collect points.
Visitors explore relationships between length and pitch in musical instruments, ratios and rhythms, and visual representations of sound in exhibits like On Stage!, Dance Party, and the DJ Recording Studio. Area highlights include Laser Light DJ where visitors discover how laser light show technicians create mesmerizing patterns, and Turntables, where they can practice their DJ skills by trying to seamlessly match beats per minute to the tempo of a new song.
Visitors experience the Theme Park and the Action Sports Arena where they'll discover the math and physics behind anything that moves. Area highlights include Bike Race, where they can climb into bike stations, test gear combinations, and compete in a virtual race, and Design a Skate Park where visitors manipulate slope to create essential skate park features, test their design with a virtual skater and ride the course!
The creation of Design Zone was made possible by the generous support of the National Science Foundation. The exhibition was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).
About the California Science Center
The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Its mission is as follows: "We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people's lives."
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