Magian Design Studio was the winner of a design competition held by the Museum of Science, Boston for their Current Science and Technology Center.
The Center occupies an area of approximately 4,000 square feet in a large open space surrounded by balconies. Anthony Styant-Browne was Magian's consultant architect and Cambridge Seven Architects were the Museum's compliance architects.
The Center includes a stage suspended over a void. This stage is used by staff to give live presentations using a four-way cluster of plasma display panels which can be winched down from the ceiling above. The stage also has the capability for TV broadcasts and a temporary exhibit space with multiple touchscreens and plasma display panels provides a context for visitors when presentations are not in progress. The Current Science and Technology Center is also regularly used as a venue for evening functions.
CS&T Center staff are able to change the content of the presentations and exhibits daily so that they are able to address new and current topics in science and technology.
The Magian MMaP System is used to publish and update the multimedia content at high-resolution to the multi-screen stage presentations, the exhibit touchscreens and the exhibit plasma panels. The MMaP System simultaneously takes the same content as the touchscreen programs, resizes and reformats it and publishes it at low-resolution to the CS&T website.
The American Association of Museums awarded a Gold MUSE Award for Magian's work on the Museum's Current Science and Technology Center.
Current Science & Technology Center
Museum of Science
Boston MA, USA