The Infinite Library is a traveling installation that uses art and science to reimagine the future of libraries as interactive spaces that engage visitors through multisensory forms of storytelling, including VR, 3D prints, a QR code experience, a sonic work, videos, and projections.
- Adult citizens
You can do it with all those groups, but we did it with professionals from different fields like public engagement or the cultural and creative sector.
Visitors can learn about and engage with 8 phases of evolution, through 3D prints, sonic works, and VR.
They can also explore three unique sub libraries on Polynesian Navigation, South Indian Puppetry, and European Alchemy.
The installation can be booked by various institutions for one to four weeks. Full packages come in a travel kit with all the VR gear (4 headsets), 3D prints, and other technical items required to run the installation, with a few exceptions. This package is installed by one team member from Daisy with Rider Productions. Remote installations are also available.
It is also possible for practitioners to create their own version of the Infinity Libray format either as an in-person exhibition or by combining these resources with those used for a virtual exhibit format. This can be done by incorporating exhibits with QR codes that link to web-based media or using augmented reality software that can be used with most smartphones.
It is recommended that anyone who would like to recreate this experience, that they utilise a multimedia approach, using music, videos etc to enhance the impact of the experience. This therefore may mean collaborating with artists and designers to create content that recontextualises the information being shared. It may also be useful to work with a web developer to create a bespoke phone app or platform for this event.
Grateful to have the opportunity to share our project within a larger network of institutions using science to engage audiences.
The Infinite Library was produced by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. The travelling installation is offered and installed by Daisy with Rider Productions.