Science Central gets new permanent exhibit

There's so much to see at Science Central already and now you can add another feature to the list. The newest exhibit isn't open to the public yet, but it's sure to get you moving.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 8:10 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2018 11:07 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The name of the exhibit is Recollections. It consists of an interactive light wall. As a person moves, their outline is displayed where they can see their shadow in motion.

"We always talk about STEM, STEM education, science, technology, engineering and math. This is the technology side with computer graphics, computer exhibit which allows people to see themselves with this digital projection. It is technology, high technology at its finest," Martin Fisher, Executive Director of Science Central said.

This is the first scientific art visual of it's kind to come to Science Central, and the creator who flew in from California said he has no doubt people will like it once they enter the room.

Routinely people go in there and they're really surprised. It's a mirrored image of themselves. They're used to seeing mirror images. In this one, you're painting with your movements, so you're creating art with your movements," creator, Ed Tannenbaum said.

The wall is the same material as highway traffic signs making it easier to create a silhouette.

"It took a year inception to come to fruition. It was a tough year," Tannenbaum said.

Fisher said this exhibit is here to stay because it aligns with science central's mission of educating everyone here in Fort Wayne about how important STEM is.

"We're the only interactive hands on science center that's really in this tri-state area, so it's important for us, and our mission to be able to teach about STEM in a hands on interactive manor," Fisher added.

The opening of the exhibit will be this Saturday.

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