Light, Colour, Force and Tetris with atoms!
Timeline: 2 years during 2003 - 2004
Client: Prof. Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews
Aim: To produce a touring workshop and exhibition for display in science festivals, schools and other venues. To work with the academics to develop the core ideas and learning outcomes and then design exhibits around these ideas. To advise on many aspects of the logistics and project management.
What we did: We worked right from the start to produce an exhibition that could be a static display and an interactive workshop. Working with the team we designed ideas that were affordable and robust for the type of activities they wanted to go to.We prototyped many aspects of the project to get to final designs that worked - we used various small control groups to advise us on designs as we proceeded.All designs had to take into account things like vehicle space for touring - many shows were to be done simply with a car and one person, so weight was also crucial.The final designs were built and over the course of the project some were adapted. Many of the elements are still in use today.We also organised many of the logistics involved and project managed the tour to South Africa for the SASOL Scifest.
Testimonial: "I have found FifeX extremely professional and accomplished to work with. Both Kenneth and Craig have been innovative and supportive and I have found the interaction a real pleasure. FifeX have formed a core part of this proposal and I am enthused with working with them in months to come to ensure our project is a success. I think they are an outstanding young company in this field and give them my highest recommendation."
External Link to Client's Website: http://photon.st-andrews.ac.uk/manipulation/