MESO goes Ecsite 09

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  • Project: MESO goes Ecsite 09
  • Date: June 2009
  • Location: Milano, Italy

As our own client we presented ourselves and a few new ideas for digital multi-media exhibits at the 20th Ecsite Annual Conference in Milano, Italy to a broad audience of museums and scientific institutes from all over the world.

MESO Digital Interiors GmbH is a full service agency for ideation, design, and realization of digital installations.
We create media-driven, interactive objects, exhibits and environments for museums, commercial spaces and trade fairs – we like to call this “Digital Interiors”.

Our speciality is a strong technical background in computer technology combined with high standards for playfulness, interaction design, didactics and corporate communications.

Some of our special fields of expertise are: real time graphics, internet/intranet integration, 3D projection mapping, interactive lighting technologies.

We also make our own software tools. Most of the development is done in-house.

Our partner office MESO Web Scapes specialises in Web Design based on bespoke content management solutions. We team up to deliver media systems which live both online and on-site.

Ecsite Annual Conference

As our own client we presented ourselves and a few new ideas for digital multi-media exhibits at the 20th Ecsite Annual Conference in Milano, Italy to a broad audience of museums and scientific institutes from all over the world.
“What are the novel methods we employ to reach new audiences and engage our visitors today?” was one focus discussed by the science communication professionals at Ecsite this year.
We suppose we provided a few answers to this question.

What did we bring?


Our client EnBW so kind to borrow us one of the telescopes we designed & built for them earlier this year for the Hannover Messe 2009.

Salt Microscope

Just one application of what’s already a “meso classic”: one-finger super fast scroll wheel control in beyond-high-definition.
This specific example was from the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden project.

Bug Tracker

Okay, that name is silly nerd speak. However, this tech demo of a fiducial tracker is a nice and clean example of how to make any tangible object an interface for a media table. In this case the bugs’ encasing were even back lit automatically via controlled lighting from the projector.

the White Whale

pretty much work in progress, but since we’ve done projections on spheres, domes, and complex architecture in the past it’s a logical next step to progress to cars and whales, right? This example combined a single micro-projector with a TFT screen. The artifact which serves as the projection target can be replaced manually and is automatically detected. In our working example we merely provided a few inspirational visual effects such as streamlines and inserted info graphics, but our visitors pretty soon came up with their own ideas.

Tangible Table

We were surprised about the reactions to this one. While technically it’s just a rubber-coated tabletop with a touch screen sensor inside, some people were completely flabbergasted by the fact that a pencil drawing can also be a touch interface.

The Tangible Table showed the following projects:


EnBW Exhibits at HMI 2009

Under the creative lead of our client Intuity MESO Digital Interiors developed two exhibits for EnBW at the Hannover Industry Fair HMI 2009.

February 2009 - April 2009
Smart Home

BMWi Energy Efficiency Roadshow 2009

Four exhibits for the Energy Efficiency Roadshow 2009, a project of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie touring through all major german cities.

February 2009 - April 2009
Touring the Postdamer Platz in Berlin.

MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept Car Touch Globe at Mondial de l’Automobil Paris 2008

October 2008

The Changing Room

September 2008 - November 2008
Architects Mr. Veddeler (Center) and Mr. van Berkel (on phone) of UN Studio. (oh no, the ladder

World of Coffee - Interactive Table

MESO Digital Interiors developed an interactive table for Siemens at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2008 for the presentation of Siemens new coffee maker.

August 2008 - September 2008
Coffee Exhibit

Interactive Nikon Media Table

MESO Digital Interiors developed an interactive table for Nikon at Photokina 08 in Cologne.

July 2008 - October 2008

EnBW SmartHome and SmartFactory

Exhibits, LED Programming and Systems Integration for EnBW at the Cebit and HMI booth 2008

April 2008
SmartHome installation at HMI08

NODE08 – Forum for digital Arts / VVVV Community meeting

More than just the first large-scale vvvv user meeting

April 2008
NODE08 - Badgets

Data Exploration Table for CDW

Data Exploration Table for the steel cold rolling mill C.D. Wälzholz.

April 2008 - November 2008

Interactive Table for SonyEricsson

Interactive Table for SonyEricsson

February 2008 - March 2008

Mercedes Benz Exhibits

Software for Mercedes-Benz TBS and BlueTec Exhibits

December 2007

On Things Of(f) Things On

Ben van Berkel and the Theatre of Immanence – ON THINGS OF THINGS ON projection

November 2007 - January 2008
Lecture by Sanford Kwinter

MINI Clubman at the Tokyo Motor Show 2007

Design and development of interactive LED wall and three terminals – a driving game, a story generator, and a MINI Clubman configuration terminal. and a black mirror ball

October 2007 - November 2007

Carwalk and Exhibits for Mercedes-Benz at IAA07

LED Programming and Exhibits for the Mercedes-Benz Hall at the IAA07 in Frankfurt

September 2007
The Carwalk was the center piece of the festhalle at IAA07

Salzzeitreise Treasure Vault

The Treasure Vault hosts various interactive information terminals.

May 2007
The Salt Lab

Salzzeitreise Mirror Lake

An underground lake, enhanced by an LED installation.

May 2007
Mirror Lake with 40 Meters of LEDs

Salzzeitreise Salt Lab

A multiprojection on a model of the mine-shafts.

May 2007
Installation View

Sound of the Squares - Sound Lab

A hands-on public sound studio for making remixes of the Mannheim Song.

April 2007 - February 2008
The KlangDerQuadrate cube structure seen from the outside

EnBW EnergyGlobe

Interactive World Model showing climate simulations and scenarios.

April 2007

ITV Creative Rooms

Collaborative digital media tools for a creative room

March 2007
Inspiration Wall

Integrating Energy

Touchfree Multitouch Media Table and Light Installation for an Exhibition on Energy in Architecture.

March 2007

Mercedes-Benz Exhibits

Exhibits for Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class.

October 2006 - April 2008
E-Class Features Exhibit

George Michael Live25 Visuals

Interactive stage sets with realtime audio analysis and position tracking for George Michaels Live25 world tour.

September 2006 - July 2007

Amstel Pulse Drums

Electronic drums to create music visuals at a tour promoting the new Amstel Pulse.

July 2006

Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach

Visual Instrument for playing the Light Installation at the Gustav-Mahler-Saal in Toblach.

July 2006

Mercedes- Benz blueEFFICIENCY Pavillon

Seamless Surround Projection Environment

August 2005

Cocoon Club realtime 360° visuals

Cocoon Club realtime 360° visuals on the membrane wall surrounding the main dance floor

July 2003


360° Surround Projection and game terminals in the FIFA WM Globe.

June 2003 - June 2006


A semi virtual swiss badi at the Expo02 in switzerland 2002

May 2002 - October 2002
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