Planet Word: First Voice-Activated Museum of Language

Local Projects
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Description

Together with philanthropist Ann Friedman and her team, Local Projects transformed Franklin School, six blocks from the White House, into Planet Word. This is the world’s first voice-activated museum of language.

Ten immersive learning galleries allow visitors to use their voice to activate objects or interact with exhibits. In addition, international personalities, authors, and everyday people share what language means to them.

The library is a magical place that combines fantasy and literature. There, books, characters and stories come to life and illustrate what makes them so special.
A large wall of more than 1,000 three-dimensional words comes to life through the voice of visitors. It asks questions, provides audible answers and explains how language works.
On the Word Worlds wall, visitors can paint words with a magic brush. In this way, words and their meanings are rendered as moving scenes and acoustic effects.

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Details

Agency
Local Projects
Client
Planet Word
Year
2020
City
Washington D.C.
Country
USA
Partners
Solomon Group, BBB Architects, Hypersonic

Categories

Industry
Cultural Institutions
Location
Museum/Gallery
Topic
Children, Immersive, Interactive, Learning, Playful, Scenography, Sound
Type
Culture & Art, Exhibition, Interactive Installation, Multimedia Installation, Public Experience