Theorist Office videomapping at Microcosm
CERN. Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (Geneve, Switzerland)

As the final step to the revamp previously done in Microcosm, the permanent exhibition designed and produced by Indissoluble that presents the work of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN – acronym of the French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), is the Theorist Office videmapping.

This room simulates the office of a theoretical physicist from CERN where, through different projections, we can learn about the latest discoveries that have been developed in the Swiss particle physics laboratory.

Everything in this room is gray, a neutral tone that serves to highlight the screens and project the videos. Different elements common to any desk have been recreated through 3D printing: books, a cup, a pencil holder, a telephone or a photo frame. These elements serve to contextualize the space in which we find ourselves and also as a projection scenario.

A touch screen allows you to choose the language of the visit (English, French, Italian, German or Spanish). Once the language is chosen, four different audiovisuals can be activated: Dark Matter, Antimatter, Gravity and Higgs Boson.

Some filing cabinets offer us the possibility of, through touch screens, access to a good part of all the documentation related to several of the discoveries that have been generated in CERN during the last years.

Finally, and to be able to get a closer look at the human team of CERN, there is a door with an integrated screen where you can read the biographies of different scientists by selecting a photo of the people shown in it.

The scientific process is revealed in this office showing the relationship between theory and practice to convey the idea that the visitor can also play a role in research on the universe.

October 2017

Juan Roberto Vásquez
Project direction:
Paula López
Marco Vásquez
Marta Chávarri
Fabio Alvino
Ricard Campeny
César Cela
Adrián Morán
Tomás Navarro
3D printing:
Francisco Candel
Graphic Design:
Juliana Trujillo
In Medulla Continguts
Ángel Alcalá
Francisco Alcalá
Salvador Camí
Alejandro Cuñado
Javier Fuertes
Marco Antonio Gallego
Pablo Pariente

Theorist office at Microcosm,CERN

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