NCSML "Czech Innovation Expo (CIE)" (exhibit)
April 9 – June 26, 2022
Where: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Exhibit: Czech Innovation Expo (CIE)
Czech Innovation Expo (CIE) was prepared by the Czech Center network together with the Czech Academy of Sciences. The main theme of the interactive exhibition is inventions and scientific discoveries of Czechs. What makes it unique is that it combines design, audio-visual arts, and digital technology.
Visitors will enter a seemingly empty space with abstract symbols on the walls, download the CIE AR iOS or Android application to their smart devices, and then just explore and discover a variety of stories and information about a scientific discovery or innovation. When the device is pointed at a particular symbol on a wall, the story will unfold on the screen.
The interactive exhibition uses cutting-edge technology and brings back the centuries-old history of the Czech Republic in science, research, and innovation while revealing the technological trends of the future. It creates a new dimension for inspirational learning and education through its interactivity, particularly involving young people.