A collective tribute to Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.

To celebrate 200 years of Kierkegaard’s musings on love, the Museum of Copenhagen invited the public to add their own objects and stories to a precious collection of ephemera from the Danish philosopher’s personal life.

Gibson International created custom technology to facilitate effortless participation, mobility and interactivity. The amazing $50 Raspberry Pi computers powered interactive display case video screens – these cost-effective android tablets were housed in stands designed for easy mobility to register objects and educational programme use.

We worked in association with Touchtech and the Museum of Copenhagen to plan out a network of custom, low-cost hardware that would easily upload public contributions directly into the museum’s database.

Our role

  • Museum consultants
  • Stakeholder and cultural engagement
  • Experience design
  • Spatial design
  • Fabrication and installation
  • Ongoing site support and maintenance

An exhibition designed to be experienced together

Nine interactive display cases each represented a particular theme in Kierkegaard’s writings about love, and were arranged in a circle with the public’s contributions on the outer side of the cases.

Related descriptions and stories for the public items were uploaded and accessed via a custom android tablet application. When someone selected an object on the tablet, the contributor’s video and text stories about their object came to life on the monitors camouflaged behind a tinted glass backdrop in the case.

The screens on the ‘Kierkegaard side’ of the cases displayed scrolling quotations from his writings. Our developers created software that allowed visitors to control the language and speed for easy comprehension.

Gibson International collaborated with

Touchtech (NZ), Museum of Copenhagen (DK)

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