Tangible CT Scans

The over 200 scientists at the American Museum of Natural History often work with CT scans of their specimens. Could we turn scientists’ digital data into Hall-based interactives? Could we enhance public understanding of data collections and visualizations? Would visitors even be interested in interacting with CT scans? (spoiler alert: YES!) To find out we put 16 bat skull scans on a Merge Cube and spent three months offering visitor’s a tangible augmented reality experience.