A Giant Digital Totem Centerpieces an Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

The American Natural History Museum's Digital Totem is a touch screen exhibit showcasing contemporary cultures in a new way.
The American Natural History Museum's Digital Totem is a touch screen exhibit showcasing contemporary cultures in a new way.

The American Museum of Natural History recently installed a massive touch screen "digital totem" to bring historical and cultural information to its visitors.

Museum visitors are able to "meet" Native residents in photos and interviews, examine 30 artifacts from the Museum’s collection via 360-degree rotations, listen to local languages, and create their own Northwest Coast soundscapes with recordings of natural features, animals, and local instruments.

The next time you visit the American Museum of Natural History, be sure to visit the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians to check it out in person.

via Engadget, AMNH

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