Manchester Art Gallery – Art Interactive
The exhibit was designed to assist visitors in their interpretation of the works of art on display. Visitors were asked questions to provoke their thoughts about the works and then invited to write their answers on the screen.
The software then converted the writing into text and stored it in a database. Over the life time of the exhibition the system built a comprehensive database of thoughts from visitors. These thoughts could be searched and viewed. In addition to viewing other visitors’ thoughts the system also converted the text to speech and broadcast it around the gallery.