INSTALLATION | DIGITAL

Metabolight Science Fair exhibit and video

20 July 2017

As part of the MetaboLight project, we designed and built a portable, interactive display unit for the team to use at science festivals throughout the UK.

Our exhibit includes an integrated demonstration space with interchangeable elements for information and animations, area to display the interactive pieces relative to that particular festival, and a tall, internally lit beacon situated above the display to attract visitors.

The exhibit and video were launched by the Design Science and MetaboLight teams at UCL on 12 July 2017.

The first public appearance was at Norwich Science Festival, October 2017.

Metabolight’s next event:
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

Engineering IKEA!

The interactive exhibit is being displayed at a series of science festivals between 2017–2019. It includes an integrated demonstration space with interchangeable elements for information and animations, area to display interactive equipment, and a tall, internally lit beacon situated above the display to draw attention.

Our cost effective solution for the portable exhibit involved customising £5 Ikea Lack side tables. It was featured on Ikea Hackers.

‘The footfall for the 9 days in the Forum was approximately 75,000 The MetaboLight stand looked fantastic and was very engaging!’

– Norwich Science Festival organiser,
Natalie Bailey

MetaboLight has also exhibited at the Big Bang Fair (2018). Our film was on display along with a number of interactive demonstrations on which we consulted.

We also designed and animated a video after the Big Bang Fair to promote Metabolight’s engagement with the public.

We also designed the Metabolight magazine and website.