Portuguese Language Museum
Content Creation, Technology direction, Webapp
In 2006, the Portuguese Language Museum created new paradigms of interaction and immersion, and presented an original way of thinking about the experience of a Museum. At the time, SuperUber created and developed the Words Alley installation, an etymology game.
In 2021, the new Museum of the Portuguese Language immerses the visitor in content, expands formats and uses unconventional technologies. SuperUber created new artistic content for the Museum and did the technology direction. In the last 15 years, the popularization of technologies has allowed the replacement of large technical centers by distributed computing integrated into the set design. Instead of a large data center, smaller computers distributed throughout the Museum decrease the chances of failure and increase the power of the experience. In addition, the Museum is thought of as a unified platform that can be remotely monitored and updated by its team.
The Museum’s technology project also takes advantage of the power of communication in visitors’ pockets. Even though the main theme is the Portuguese language, the Museum translates into other languages and makes the content accessible through the Museum app. The new accessibility-focused webapp guides visitors and makes their smartphones a part of the experience.