Hit and run exhibits

 

The Exhibition

 

Some interactive Exhibits of the Pavilion of knowledge escaped and are scattered throughout the building. Come and visit them before they run away.

As soon as you arrive at the ticket office, you can pull a chair and rest for a while. Do you feel that the world is growing around you? Huh? No, in reality, it is our giant furniture that makes you feel like a 3 year old. Isn't it good to see things from a different perspective once in a while? Then discover the oblique anamorphosis in the long dark corridor. Here you see a cube, and there you don't.

Are you still feeling slightly dizzy? Strong enough not to risk a dizzying bike ride on a wire six metres above ground? Trust in the laws of physics. Here, you couldn't fall even if you wanted to.

If you haven't fallen off your bike, look around you on the balcony. How about it? Can you solve some of these challenges? That's right... we are constantly faced with new challenges. These impulses can be problems that cause frustration and annoyance, or, on the other hand, they may be an opportunity to do something new, different and innovative. Who doesn't like a good challenge?

After you visit the Pavilion, the world will continue to be the same, but you will see it from a different perspective.

 
 
 
 

Flying Bike

Flying Bike


Have you ever ridden a bike six metres above ground?

Up for the challenge?

Don't worry. Even if you slightly lean to one side, the bike won't fall and will remain balanced. All objects are pulled toward the Earth due to the force of gravity and the bike is no exception. This bike has something special: it has a counterweight weighing 200 kilograms at the bottom, which is much heavier than the bike and its rider. Because it is much heavier, the counterweight falls to the ground, allowing the bike to remain above ground. Therefore, you can ride the bike without the risk of falling.









Spiral illusion

Spiral illusion


Take a step back and look at the centre of the spiral in motion for at least 20 seconds. Then look at your friend's face or at the palm of your hand.

So what happens?

Our brain has specialised cells in motion perception. The continuous movement tires the cells, making them adapt. When this movement is interrupted, it appears to be going in the opposite direction. The same happens when we look out of the window in a train or a car. When the train stops, the landscape seems to move in the opposite direction. This phenomena is known as the “waterfall illusion”.




 
 

Harp and Laser 

Harp and Laser 



Play this harp as if it had strings. When you “touch” one of the laser beams that replaces the strings, you get a note. The notes are reproductions of harp sounds that were stored electronically. When your fingers “release the strings”, you will hear the note.









Plasma Sphere

Plasma Sphere


Touch the ball to activate plasma currents. The sphere contains low pressure gas. Tiny electrical currents circulate originating luminous plasma discharges. If you touch the ball, the current will also go through you!



 

Giant Table 

Giant Table 



A table is enough to make you feel little. Do you want to try? This table and chairs in a larger scale is how a three-year-old sees the world around him/her.

 






The Shrinking Chair

The Shrinking Chair


The Beuchet chair "shrinks" the person sitting on it because our brain recognises the two chair parts as a single one, making it difficult to recognise distances.

This illusion is called size constancy.




 
 

Slow Bubbles 

Slow Bubbles 



Pump air into the tube and watch the bubbles rise. The bubbles move slowly because oil is highly viscous and offers resistance to everything that passes through it. The smaller the bubble, the slower it rises. When large bubbles touch smaller bubbles, they fuse.

 






Balance the Rods

Balance the Rods


Touch the ball to activate plasma currents. The sphere contains low pressure gas. Tiny electrical currents circulate originating luminous plasma discharges. If you touch the ball, the current will also go through you!



 
 

Hands in the Sand

Hands in the Sand



Mould the sand and create real-time landscapes. Have you noticed that different altitudes correspond to different colours? The lines between the colours, contours, unite all points at the same altitude. The colour gradient in conjunction with the contour lines indicate whether a location is flat or hilly.









Use the Head 

Use the Head 


Dinner is served. Pull a chair and sit down. Oh! It looks as if your head is the main course. Where did the rest of your body go? To find out the answer... eat your head.



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