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Letters from Mars


Museum exhibit proposal
EXHIBIT DESIGN + INFORMATION DESIGN +
COPYWRITING + FICTION WRITING + TIME TRAVEL





Letters from Mars is a proposed museum exhibit that uses science fiction to encourage visitors to use their imagination when looking at historical documents. They are invited to examine excerpts from historical letters as if they are futuristic messages from Mars, becoming time travelers (a.k.a. historians) of the past and the future. The "messages" in the exhibit are presented as fragmented and incomplete so that visitors ask, "what's missing?" Then they can fill in the blanks to complete the message. I developed the exhibit concept and story, sourced content and wrote the script, designed the exhibit, and finally built an interactive protoype.
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Concept and Story Development


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Visitor Experience


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Exhibit Design








Exploration Modules


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1. Fragmented Message


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2. Fake Painting


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3. Audio Station


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Petrarch’s Letters


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