Georgia State Capitol Museum
unveiled at the 35th annual state MLK commemoration
An interactive exhibit covering voting and civil rights in the 20s, 40s, and 60s. The goal—to educate schoolchildren about the progress in human rights, encourage them to take human rights personally, and inspire them to become a positive part of history moving forward.
The exhibit is titled “Reflections on Georgia Voting”, and is built around the functionality of visitors to touching the screen at key moments during the video. I used TouchDesigner to program the installation, and added an inactivity timeout feature and user counter.
I worked with the Georgia Building Association and State Capitol staff to coordinate the installation. The frame was constructed by a local carpenter, John Tait.
Issues that had to be worked through included power and sound for the exhibit. Also, because the exhibit could not be connected to the building’s network for security reasons, all issues had to be handled onsite.
“Members of the Georgia legislature, media and the public, as well as notable officials and guests, gathered Jan. 17, 2020 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 35th annual state commemoration.
The event culminated with the unveiling of an interactive Civil Rights display. Located in the Capitol Museum, the display consists of three 65-inch screens which showcase Georgia’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, women’s suffrage, and more causes spanning from 1920-70.”