Everybody likes Maps, and when a collection is so large and diverse as ours it can be useful to get an idea about where all these bugs, minerals, sounds, fossils and other items actually came from. To facilitate this we developed a tool called Map Explorer which is an integrative part of our recently launched Data Portal.
As of this fall, birds and insects can be experienced in the tactile exhibition “Bahnbrechende Natur” at Schöneberger Südgelände. The templates for the 3D graphics are objects from the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
On September 17th, Mediasphere For Nature and Deutsches Museum Digital Munich will kick off their joint Meetup series. The first tandem event will take place digitally and will deal with questions about the possibilities of cooperation between media professionals, students and museum-held media application labs (MediaLab).
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.
‘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.
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.
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.