As a complement of this great exhibition that presented collections from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, we worked closely with the curator to develop three ludic and interactive Applications. From images of the Thangkas: “The life of the Buddha” and “The Wheel of Samsara” 50 scenes were selected to work as sensitive areas on two 42-inches touchscreens; these hotspots when touched by the visitor detonate different animated images of each scene and related information.
In the ludic-didactic part, we developed an App that allows selecting over three Mandalas so that the visitors can “color” them, simulating the use of colored sands taken from a bowl, just as Buddhist monks do. The intention of this App is for visitors to know that Mandalas are used as graphic representations of the pure Universe of a Buddha and that they are used as visual supports for meditation, as a symbol of transience and detachment, because once the Mandalas are finished they are destroyed. This App was designed for a 55-inches multitouchscreen to allow the simultaneous participation of four users, therefore promoting collaborative work.
National Coordination of Museums and Exhibitions, INAH