MIM (Marey Interactive Multimedia) and Chronophotomaton - Etienne Jules Marey Museum - Beaune (France)
These custom-made furnitures offer a new model for data visualization, allowing visitors to view these digital data through two special ways, one as a carousel with interactive information displays, and another reconstituting experimental conditions to split movement, a central part of research and works of photography pioneer Etienne-Jules Marey.
MIM (Marey Interactive Multimedia) is a device that attempts to answer the challenge of a new mode of virtual navigation in the collection of iconographic documents of the museum.
All data are sorted by an indexing technique created specifically for the occasion.
It takes the form of a carousel with 6 interactive touch screens built into a wooden table. Each screen displays an information and animations related to the work in a way designed to be ergonomic and intuitive.
Three vertical screens show the virtual carousel, and the next three, arranged horizontally, allow to navigate into the selected image from the carousel and secondly to get information and to see animations about it.
Entitled "Chronophotomaton", the second installation mimics the principles of the famous Chronophotographer Jules Marey, taking photos of visitor's movements broken into photographs taken in real time and at regular intervals. This device simulates the experimental conditions of Etienne-Jules Marey to account for the phenomenon of motion synthesis.
It’s a touchless interactive object with capturing equipment that analyzes the movements of visitors along a ramp, then displays real-time images of the decomposed sequence. A touch screen interface allows visitors to manipulate the archives of photographic content.
Visitors can also print the result of their experience, delivered in the manner of historical photographs.
Directed by: SLIDERS_lab [F.Curien, J.-M. Dallet]
Software direction and development: 2Roqs
Woodworking workshop: Martin Lecomte
Partnership: The museum Etienne-Jules Marey, Marion Leuba (Curator, Museum of Beaune) - University of Poitiers, lab XLIM-SIC (UMR CNRS 6172), Bertrand Augereau (Senior lecturer)
Photo credit : J.-M. Dallet