Maritime Event Center – “Fish Track”
2005: Seattle, WA
Designer: West Office Exhibition Design
If you look carefully in the foreground you can see a fish model hanging from the conveyor track. In the top left corner, there are two more fish. In total there are 34 highly detailed, sculpted model fish “swimming” through the gallery providing a wonderful, unifying kinetic visual. But there is more….
In the center of the picture you can see 3 of the 8 computer stations along the route. The track dips down behind these computer monitors so the fish appear to swim behind each monitor. When they do, an image of that fish appears on the monitor and information about its lifecycle, habitat and even serving suggestions are presented to the visitor.
Amazing what a shaft encoder on the track and a show controller can do….