Cincinnati-based Electronic Art recently announced its digital contribution to "Invisible: Slavery Today," a new exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
Electronic Art created and installed the digital interactive displays and many of the video components of the exhibit. The exhibit includes 17 hi-definition touch screen displays and several digital kiosks, including a 55-inch touch screen display that allows visitors to access statistics on modern slavery from the U.S. State Department.
"Museum exhibits are starting to move towards more interactive, digital content," Electronic Art president Tim Burke said in the announcement. "Museum goers have come to expect leading-edge technology as well as some element of interaction to be a part of the overall experience. We're honored that we could contribute to 'Invisible: Slavery Today' and use technology to bring awareness to this issue and help it resonate with people. This exhibit was created in a very short time frame, yet we were able to deliver quality design and programming for the exhibit opening."
"Electronic Art was a tremendous partner in putting this exhibit together," Paul Bernish, director of Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiatives at the Freedom Center, said in the release. "We've had a longstanding collaboration with them for our website design. Their work on this exhibit is a tribute to their versatility."
"Invisible: Slavery Today" is a museum-quality, permanent exhibition on the subjects of modern-day slavery and human trafficking that occupies some 4,000 square feet in the Freedom Center's east pavilion. Through a variety of techniques and media, including videos, sounds and touch screen presentations, "Invisible" offers a comprehensive examination of slavery in the modern world through the life experiences of five individuals who were caught up in it.