Voices of Liberty

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Combining location-based sensing with seamless audio mixing, Potion's groundbreaking "Voices of Liberty" interactive experience intimately connects visitors to the immigrant experience while encouraging interaction with other visitors.

Potion worked closely with the exhibit design firm C&G Partners and with editor Andy Green to create a seamless audio experience across the exhibit’s nine themed zones. The voices of immigrants, heard through personal audio devices, are never interrupted by a hard cut even when transitioning across the zones. Taking what is normally an isolating experience, Potion developed an iPod application and custom software to synchronize audio playback with other devices in the same area, allowing visitors to hear stories and share their reactions at the same time.

Awards

  • Silver, AAM Muse Awards
  • Honorable Mention, ID Annual Review
  • Finalist, IDEA Awards

Press

  • November 19, 2009

    Voices of Liberty: Jewish Cultural Center Goes Techie

    "The Museum of Jewish Heritage has just opened a spiffy new wing that incorporates audio technology to tell the story of its predecessors. Combining sensory architecture with aural ephemera, the collaborative project is designed to feature moving testimonials by emigrés recounting their experiences of arriving in America."

    Flavorwire.com

Credits

  • Potion
    Graphic & Interactive Design
    Software Development
    AV Consulting
  • C&G Partners
    Exhibit Design
  • Andy Green
    Sound Editing

Adding retrospective vision to Andy Goldworthy’s living memorial, The Garden of Stones, the Timekeeper interactive allows visitors to turn back time, revisiting Goldworthy’s sculpture at any moment over the piece’s history at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Complementing the living memorial, whose essence honors adversity faced by those who endured the Holocaust, the interactive records and displays the stages of the living sculpture’s evolution.

Adding retrospective vision to Andy Goldworthy’s living memorial, The Garden of Stones, the Timekeeper interactive allows visitors to turn back time, revisiting Goldworthy’s sculpture at any moment over the piece’s history at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Complementing the living memorial, whose essence honors adversity faced by those who endured the Holocaust, the interactive records and displays the stages of the living sculpture’s evolution.

Awards

  • Silver, AAM Muse Awards
  • Honorable Mention, ID Annual Review
  • Finalist, IDEA Awards

Press

  • November 19, 2009

    Voices of Liberty: Jewish Cultural Center Goes Techie

    "The Museum of Jewish Heritage has just opened a spiffy new wing that incorporates audio technology to tell the story of its predecessors. Combining sensory architecture with aural ephemera, the collaborative project is designed to feature moving testimonials by emigrés recounting their experiences of arriving in America."

    Flavorwire.com

Credits

  • Potion
    Graphic & Interactive Design
    Software Development
    AV Consulting
  • C&G Partners
    Exhibit Design
  • Andy Green
    Sound Editing