I like to interpret:
Role: Project Manager/Interpreter | Year: 2004 | At: Te Manawa Science Centre | Visitorship: c. 25 000
A low-budget, high-impact interactive educational exhibition for kids
Put together on a shoe-string, this interactive temporary exhibition was project managed by Bettina and it showcased the best the creative 'imagineers' at the Te Manawa Science Centre could achieve with paint, MDF and Kiwi ingenuity.
The exhibition featured loads of clever exhibits that aimed to explain tricky astronomical phenomena. A key attraction masterminded by Bettina was an augmented reality virtual solar system - the MAGIPLANET. The first of its kind in New Zealand at the time (and possibly the world), this high-tech exhibit was created by the clever crowd at HIT Lab NZ.
Visitors were encouraged to work their way through the exhibition graduating from space cadets to pilots to commanders as they answered simple challenges relating to key exhibits. The final stage (which opened the spaceship door and released visitors from the exhibition!) was to design a spacesuit to cope with the conditions on the planet Mission SPACE had landed on...