17 May 2014 Norway celebrated its 200-year jubilee of the country’s democratic constitution. The new exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center, BeDemocracy, invites visitors to debate the state of this 200-year-old democracy and reflect upon the role of social media in the democratic participation.
Expology has developed a fully dynamic exhibition where the input from visitors forms the content and expression of the exhibition. The overall concept is to create a living exhibition resembling a physical social media experience.
The exhibition is based around four thematic walls with a signature color, each presents cases to elaborate on aspects of their respective theme; youth, public, global and surveillance. The cases leads to question visitors can respond to on a screen or on their mobile phone. The visitors’ responses are shown in a large circular sphere at the center of the exhibition. With the help of Kinect technology visitors can “like” expressions displayed, thereby creating a rank where the most liked expressions will form the final visual look of the exhibition in November 2014.
To broaden the democratic discussion, the exhibition has it own website and Twitter account @BeDemocracy. By this, persons from all around the world can engage in the discussion and create input to the sphere in the exhibition.
BeDemocracy is a temporary exhibition on display from 14 May to 23 November 2014. The exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center and the Institute for Social Research. The exhibition is supported by Institusjonen Fritt Ord and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.
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