Slanted Studios and Hard Work Party created a one-of-a-kind installation for Viacom’s Times Square headquarters. A playful diorama overlaid with digital animation, the interactive exhibition tells the history of Viacom.
Viacom: Past, Present & Future pairs a transparent 84” touchscreen with twenty dioramas to highlight key moments from Viacom’s 45 year history. Each diorama features custom 3D-printed models, addressable LED lighting and bespoke motion graphics. The touchscreens remain opaque in their attract mode, only revealing the artifact when touched by the user. Each of the dioramas features a unique object and a unique digital story. For instance, touching the “Birth of MTV” display reveals the iconic MTV Moon Man from the station’s launch, while the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” installation features a maquette sashaying under dancing lights.
Along with Beau Burrows, I programmed the custom media system and touch-screen interactivity.