Neo-Pangea and the Smithsonian Channel are excited to announce that their recent collaboration, Rise of the Robots: A Sci-Fi History of Mechanical Men & Hybrid Humans, is now a featured “Please touch!” exhibit in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
This fun, interactive experience was created as a companion to Smithsonian Channel’s television documentary, The Incredible Bionic Man, which chronicles the construction of an artificial being using cutting-edge technology. Museum visitors now have the opportunity to explore fictional and real-life advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and prosthetics via the touchscreen Rise of the Robots installation.
Featuring a cast of more than 70 robots, androids, and cyborgs, Rise of the Robots: A Sci-Fi History of Mechanical Men & Hybrid Humans is a high-tech love letter to 100 years of cinematic dreams of the future. This beautifully illustrated timeline peers inside some of sci-fi’s most iconic characters via stylish technical diagrams that float by on a starry sea of parallax layers. Liberally sprinkled throughout the experience, original, shareable text modules offer insight about the characters and the symbiotic relationship between real science and science fiction. How is Robby the robot similar to an iPhone? How did Luke Skywalker inspire a generation of prosthetic designers? The answers to these questions and many more are waiting to be discovered.
For those who are unable to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the complete Rise of the Robots experience is currently available on desktops and mobile devices for free.