Blog

The barrier-free crocodile – an exhibit for the senses

By Nadja Heinisch und Eva Waldherr (werk5)

28.04.2020

In a cooperation project of the Mediasphere For Nature and werk5, an original specimen of a saltwater crocodile from the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin was digitized by 3D scanning. A full-size 3D model was created that cannot only be admired visually but can also be explored through our senses of hearing and touching.

Continue reading

Skelex - Touching and dismantling allowed!

By Nadja Heinisch in Coding-da-Vinci

03.04.2020

‘Skelex’ is a virtual reality application that allows users to interactively explore exhibits of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. What is usually forbidden in the museum becomes possible with the virtual application: grabbing and pulling objects apart and much more.

Continue reading

Inside Tumucumaque

A guest contribution By Stephanie Wieck (IMF) in success stories

24.03.2020

What would it be like if we could move like a frog through the undergrowth of the Amazon rainforest? Float through the water like a caiman waiting for its prey? Or take off and circle the treetops of the rainforest like a harpy?

Continue reading

Animal Beatbox

By Tina Schneider and Nadja Tata in coding-da-vinci

23.03.2020

While we all try to avoid personal contact and possible infection with the corona virus, digital offers provide an entertaining potential despite all the restrictions of everyday life. Mediasphere For Nature would therefore like to present to you old friends from projects of the past years and thus offer a little bit of nature-related information and entertainment.

Continue reading

Naturkunde 365/24 ends, Mediasphere For Nature stays

By Nadja Heinisch in Mediasphere

27.02.2020

After more than three years, the project “Naturkunde 365/24”, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Berlin, is coming to an end. Through this funding, the Mediasphere For Nature was established as THE multimedia application lab at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Continue reading

Into the future with mealworms, bacterial cellulose and fungi

By Nadja Heinisch und Nadja Tata in Events

24.01.2020

The innovation workshop FLORA FAUNA FUTURE shows explores in a self-experiment future possibilities with innovative materials from nature.

Continue reading

The colourful crawling - magnificent beetles within reach

By Nadja Heinisch in Success stories

18.12.2019

They are truly magnificent to look at – the 96 jewel beetles of the genus Buprestidae, Julodinae that, since the beginning of the year, can not only be gazed at but also purchased as a poster in the museum shop.

Continue reading

Innovation and cooperation for nature

By Carmen Schucker & Nadja Tata in Meetup

28.08.2019

Networking, exchanging and creating new things: At the Mediasphere Meetup in the Experimental Field on August 14, Johannes Vogel, Director General at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, welcomed a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (Division Innovation and Technology).

Continue reading

Seeing the past in full color

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

03.07.2019

Last week at the 2019 IIIF Conference I presented an experimental IIIF image server with support for colorizing black-and-white images. Read here why we started it.

Continue reading

Speculative biosphere - an experience report on the innovation camp ‘Gestaltungsmaschine’

By Laura Kaiser & Jens Dobberthin in Events

08.05.2019

How will artificial intelligence (AI) shape the economy and society of tomorrow? What does AI mean for the interaction between man and machine? And what does AI have to do with collaborative creative processes?

Continue reading